Prime Minister of Greenland

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Prime Minister of Greenland
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Kim Kielsen. Nordiska raoedets session i Helsingfors 2012.jpg
Kim Kielsen

since 30 September 2014
Style Mr./Mrs.
His Excellency (diplomatic, outside Greenland and Denmark[1])
Member of Cabinet
Residence B-29
Seat Inatsisartut, Nuuk, Greenland
Appointer The Monarch
Based on Appointee's ability to gain majority support in the Inatsisartut
Term length No fixed term, up to four years
Formation 1 May 1979
First holder Jonathan Motzfeldt
Website The Prime Minister's Office
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The Prime Minister of Greenland (Greenlandic: Naalakkersuisut siulittaasuat, lit Leader of the Government; Danish: Landsstyreformand), officially referred to as the Premier,[2] is the head of the Government of Greenland, the autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. The incumbent Prime Minister is Kim Kielsen of the Siumut party. The Prime Minister is usually leader of the majority party in the Parliament of Greenland. Jonathan Motzfeldt became Prime Minister after home rule was granted to Greenland in 1979.

List of Prime Ministers of Greenland[edit]

Took Office Left Office Portrait Name
Political affiliation Election
1 1 May 1979 18 March 1991 Jonathan Motzfeldt 2003.jpg Jonathan Motzfeldt
Siumut 1979
2 18 March 1991 19 September 1997 Lars Emil Johansen
(1946– )
Siumut 1991
(1) 19 September 1997 14 December 2002 Jonathan Motzfeldt 2003.jpg Jonathan Motzfeldt
Siumut 1999
3 14 December 2002 12 June 2009 Landsstyreformand Hans Enoksen til Folkeafstemning i Multihallen i Nuuk med Pipaluk Petersen pa 5 ar.jpg Hans Enoksen
(1956– )
Siumut 2002
4 12 June 2009 5 April 2013 Kuupik Kleist.jpg Kuupik Kleist
(1958– )
Inuit Ataqatigiit 2009
5 5 April 2013 30 September 2014 Aleqa Hammond.jpg Aleqa Hammond
(1965– )
Siumut 2013
6 30 September 2014 Incumbent Kim Kielsen. Nordiska raoedets session i Helsingfors 2012.jpg Kim Kielsen
(1966– )
Siumut 2014

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Protocol and Liaison Service, United Nations.
  2. ^ Members of the Cabinet Government of Greenland