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Johanna Sigurdardottir

Born: 4-Oct-1942
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Iceland
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Iceland

Johanna Sigurdardottir became interim Prime Minister of Iceland on 1 February 2009, in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis that caused the collapse of her nation's conservative government and resignation of PM Geir Haarde. She is Iceland's first female Prime Minister and the world's first openly gay head of state. Originally expected to serve only until general elections were held, she surprised Iceland's political observers by winning election to her post on 27 April 2009.

Father: Siguršur Egill Ingimundarson (b. 1913, d. 1978)
Mother: Karítas Gušmundsdóttir (b. 1917, d. 1997)
Husband: Torvaldur Johannesson (div., two sons)
Son: Siguršur Egill (b. 1972)
Son: Davíš Steinar (b. 1977)
Wife: Jonina Leosdottir (journalist/playwright, b. 16-May-1954, m. 2002)
Son: Gunnar Hrafn (stepson, b. 1981 to Leosdottir)

    High School: Commercial College of Iceland (1960)

    Prime Minister of Iceland (1-Feb-2009 through present)
    Icelandic Minister Social Affairs (2007-09)
    Icelandic Minister Social Affairs (1987-94)
    Central Packaging Office Worker (1971-78)
    Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines Flight Attendant (1962-71)


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