Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Ásta Ragnheiður.
Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir
Asta R. Johannesdottir talman Althingi oppnar Nordiska radets session i Reykjavik 2010.jpg
Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir in November 2010
Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security
In office
1 February 2009 – 10 May 2009
Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Preceded by Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Succeeded by Árni Páll Árnason
Personal details
Born (1949-10-16) 16 October 1949 (age 65)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Social Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s) Einar Örn Stefánsson
Children A daughter(b. 1972)and a son (b. 1976)
Alma mater University of Iceland

Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir (Icelandic: [ˈausta ˈrakn̥heiðʏr ˈjoːuhanɛstouhtɪr]; born 16 October 1949) is an Icelandic politician and was Speaker of Alþingi, Iceland's parliament. She was Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security from 1 February 2009 – 14 May 2009. She has been a member of the Alþing since 1995.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security
Succeeded by
Árni Páll Árnason