Johanna Sigurdardottir, the new Premier of Iceland

Posted on April 24, 2009 by

Johanna Sigurdardottir, previous hostess, Minister of Social Affairs of the outgoing Government, member of the Social Democratic Party, has been appointed Premier of the transition Government.

She has also obtained the approval of the Green and of the Progress Parties, that is sustaining the Government. At 66, Mrs. Sigurdardottir is currently the most popular politician of Iceland, she has 73% of preferences, although the economical crisis has run over the Government she was part of, and therefore she could even be confirmed again during the upcoming elections.

But the task she is in charge of, puts her under the public attention also for other reasons: she’s the first woman to become Prime Minister in Iceland, and the first openly gay Head of Government of the World.

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