Cabinet of Iceland


Cabinet of Iceland

The Cabinet of Iceland (Icelandic: Stjórnarráð Íslands) is the chief executive body of the Republic of Iceland. It consists of the Prime Minister of Iceland and the cabinet ministers. It has 12 members. The current Cabinet was installed on May 24, 2007

Current cabinet

Following the general elections on May 12 2007 the sitting coalition government consisting of the Independence Party and the Progressive Party retained its majority in Icelandic parliament, although only with one seat more than the opposition parties.

On May 17 2007, the leaders of the coalition parties announced that the coalition would discontinue, due to the narrow majority it had. At the same occasion Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde, leader of the Independence Party, said that he would attempt to form a new government with the Social Democratic Alliance.

On May 22 2007 the leaders of the new coalition parties presented the new government ministers. They are:

From the Independence Party:
*Prime Minister: Geir H. Haarde
*Minister of Finance: Árni Mathiesen
*Minister of Education, Culture and R&D: Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
*Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs: Björn Bjarnason
*Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture: Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson
*Minister of Health: Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

From the Alliance:
*Minister for Foreign Affairs: Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
*Minister of Trade: Björgvin G. Sigurðsson
*Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security: Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
*Minister of the Environment: Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir
*Minister of Industry and Nordic Co-operation: Össur Skarphéðinsson
*Minister of Communication and Transportation: Kristján Möller

Cabinet of the first Haarde government

The first Haarde government has started its term on June 15, 2006 and lasted till may 23, 2007. It was a coalition between the Independence Party and Progressive Party.

From the Independence Party:
*Prime Minister: Geir H. Haarde
*Minister of Finance: Árni Mathiesen
*Minister of Education, Culture and R&D: Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
*Minister of Justice and Ecclestical Affairs: Björn Bjarnason
*Minister of Fisheries: Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson
*Minister of Communication and Transportation: Sturla Böðvarsson

From the Progressive Party:
*Minister for Foreign Affairs: Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
*Minister of Agriculture: Guðni Ágústsson
*Minister of Health: Siv Friðleifsdóttir
*Minister of Social Affairs: Magnús Stefánsson
*Minister of the Environment: Jónína Bjartmarz
*Minister of Trade and Industry: Jón Sigurðsson

External links

* [http://government.is/ Government of Iceland]


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