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Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir MP
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Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
1 February 2009 – 23 May 2013
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Preceded by Geir Haarde
Succeeded by Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security
In office
24 May 2007 – 1 February 2009
Prime Minister Geir Haarde
Preceded by Magnús Stefánsson (Social Affairs)
Siv Friðleifsdóttir (Health and Social Security)
Succeeded by Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir
In office
8 July 1987 – 24 June 1994
Prime Minister Þorsteinn Pálsson
Steingrímur Hermannsson
Davíð Oddsson
Preceded by Alexander Stefánsson
Succeeded by Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson
Personal details
Born 4 October 1942 (1942-10-04) (age 77)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Social Democratic Party (1978–1994)
National Movement (1994–2000)
Social Democratic Alliance (2000–present)
Spouse(s) Þorvaldur Steinar Jóhannesson (1970-2002?)
Jónína Leósdóttir (2002-present)
Children Two sons (b. 1972 and 1977)
One stepson (b. 1981)
Profession Flight attendant
Trade Unionist

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (pronounced jouːhanːa ˈsɪːɣʏrðartouʰtɪr), (born 4 October 1942) is a former Icelandic politician and the former Prime Minister of Iceland. She has been a politician for many years. She was Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security from 1987–1994 and 2007–2009. She has been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) for Reykjavík constituencies since 1978. She has been re-elected eight times. She became Iceland's first female Prime Minister on 1 February 2009, the world's first openly gay head of government of the modern era.

Jóhanna is a social democrat and Iceland's longest-serving member of Parliament. In the 1990s, when she lost a bid to head the party, she lifted her fist and declared "Minn tími mun koma!" -- "My time will come!"—a phrase that became a popular Icelandic expression.


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