Lars Emil Johansen

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Lars Emil Johansen
2nd Prime Minister of Greenland
In office
18 March 1991 – 19 September 1997
Monarch Margrethe II
Preceded by Jonathan Motzfeldt
Succeeded by Jonathan Motzfeldt
Personal details
Born 24 September 1946
Illorsuit
Political party Siumut

Lars Emil Johansen (born 24 September 1946) was the second Prime Minister of Greenland who served from 1991 to 1997.

Johansen was chairman of the political party Siumut (Forward) between 1987 and 1997, seated in the Landsting from its creation in 1979. Prior to the creation of the Landsting, he represented Greenland in the Parliament of Denmark from 1973, a position he regained in 2001 and held until 2011.

He was born in Illorsuit, a small settlement near Uummannaq in the Qaasuitsup municipality, as son of commercial agent Kristian Johansen and district midwife Elisabeth Johansen.[1]

In 1970, Johansen finished his education as a teacher, and the following year he was elected for the Greenland country council, the most powerful local authority in Greenland prior to the creation of the Landsting.

He has been appointed a Commander of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog and the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, as well as two types of the Nersornaat, the silver Nersornaat and the golden Nersornaat (the Greenland Medal for Meritorious Service).

Order of Dannebrog, Knight Commander of the Norwegian Star.

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