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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
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Leader of the Centre Party
Assumed office
24 September 2017
Preceded by Office established
25th Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
23 May 2013 – 7 April 2016
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Preceded by Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Succeeded by Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Minister of Justice
In office
26 August 2014 – 4 December 2014
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Preceded by Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir (Interior)
Succeeded by Ólöf Nordal (Interior)
Leader of the Progressive Party
In office
18 January 2009 – 2 October 2016
Preceded by Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
Succeeded by Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Personal details
Born (1975-03-12) 12 March 1975 (age 48)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Progressive Party (2007–2017)
Centre Party (2017–present)
Spouse(s) Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir
Children 1
Alma mater University of Iceland
Wolfson College, Oxford
University of Cambridge

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson (pronounced [ˈsɪɣmʏntʏr ˈtaːvið ˈkʏnlœixˌsɔːn]; born 12 March 1975) is an Icelandic politician who was the prime minister of Iceland from May 2013 until April 2016. He was also chairman of the Progressive Party from 2009 to October 2016. He was elected to the Althing (Iceland's parliament) as the 8th member for the Reykjavík North Constituency on 25 April 2009. He has represented the Northeast Constituency as its 1st member since 27 April 2013. Taking office at 38, he was the youngest Icelander to become prime minister.

Following the release of the Panama Papers, he announced on 5 April 2016 that he would resign as prime minister amid public outrage at him for owning an offshore company to shelter money and not disclosing that when entering parliament. On 7 April 2016, he was replaced as prime minister by Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, who also replaced him as chairman of the Progressive Party on 2 October 2016. In 2017 he founded the Centre Party.

Early life

Sigmundur Davíð is the son of former member of the Icelandic parliament Gunnlaugur M. Sigmundsson [is].

Sigmundur Davíð holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Iceland. He participated in a student exchange with the University of Copenhagen to Plekhanov University in Moscow, and also studied at Wolfson College, Oxford, though he did not earn a degree there. He was a Chevening scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2004.

Sigmundur Davíð became a news reporter for Iceland's state broadcasting service in May 2000 before working on the current affairs program Kastljos intermittently from 2002 to 2007. He was president of the Nordic Economics Students' Union between 2000 and 2002 and a member of the Reykjavík City Planning Council from 2008 to 2010.

Personal life

Sigmundur Davíð and Anna Sigurlaug lived in the United Kingdom when Wintris was established, Anna Sigurlaug said in a Facebook post on 15 March. She said it was unclear at the time whether the couple would return to the UK or move to Denmark.

According to Vísir, Anna Sigurlaug is one of Iceland's wealthiest women; she received a share of the proceeds when her father, who owned the sole Toyota dealership in Iceland, sold it in 2005.

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