Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

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This is a Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, no a faimily name; this body is properly referred tae bi the gien name Jóhanna.
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Johanna sigurdardottir official portrait.jpg
Prime Meenister o Iceland
In office
1 Februar 2009 – 23 Mey 2013
PresesÓlafur Ragnar Grímsson
Precedit biGeir Haarde
Succeedit biSigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Meenister o Social Affairs an Social Security
In office
24 Mey 2007 – 1 Februar 2009
Prime MeenisterGeir Haarde
Precedit biMagnús Stefánsson (Social Affairs)
Siv Friðleifsdóttir (Halth an Social Security)
Succeedit biÁsta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir
In office
8 Julie 1987 – 24 Juin 1994
Prime MeenisterÞorsteinn Pálsson
Steingrímur Hermannsson
Davíð Oddsson
Precedit biAlexander Stefánsson
Succeedit biGuðmundur Árni Stefánsson
Personal details
Born (1942-10-04) 4 October 1942 (age 77)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Poleetical pairtySocial Democratic Alliance
Ither poleetical
Social Democratic Pairty (afore 1994)
Naitional Awakenin
Spoose(s)Þorvaldur Steinar Jóhannesson
Jónína Leósdóttir
Bairns2 sons
1 stepson
ProfessionFlicht attendant

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir[1] (Icelandic pronunciation: [jo͡uːhana ˈsɪːɣʏrðarto͡uhtɪr]; born 4 October 1942) is a umwhile Prime Meenister o Iceland. An MP syne 1978, she wis Iceland's Meenister o Social Affairs an Social Security frae 1987–1994 an 2007–2009. She haes been a member o the Althing (Iceland's pairlament) for Reykjavík constituencies syne 1978, winnin re-election on aicht occasions efter anither. She became Iceland's first female Prime Meenister an the warld's first openly lesbian heid o govrenment on 1 Februar 2009.[2][3]

Jóhanna is a social democrat an Iceland's langest-servin member o Pairlament. In the 1990s, whan she lost a bid tae heid the Social Democratic Pairty, she raised her fist an declared "Minn tími mun koma!" ("Ma time will come!"), a phrase that became a popular Icelandic expression.[4][5] In 2009, Forbes leetit her among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world.[6] In September 2012, Jóhanna announced she wouldna seek re-election and would instead retire from politics.[7]

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  1. This name is uisually spelled in Inglis-leid press as Johanna Sigurdardottir.
  2. Moody, Jonas (30 January 2009). "Iceland Picks the World's First Openly Gay PM". Time. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  3. "First gay PM for Iceland cabinet". BBC News. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  4. Peter Popham (29 January 2009), "World gets its first gay leader", The Independent, UK
  5. Valur Gunnarsson (30 January 2009), "Profile: Johanna Sigurdardottir", The Guardian, UK
  6. "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.
  7. Reuters (27 September 2012). "Iceland's PM, its first female premier, says to quit politics". Reuters.com. Thomson Reuters. Archived frae the oreeginal (HTML) on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.

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