Prime Minister of Iceland

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Prime Minister of Iceland
Forsætisráðherra Íslands
Coat of arms of Iceland.svg
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the Prime Minister of Iceland
Incumbent
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

since 23 May 2013
Prime Minister's Office
Member of
Residence None.
Seat Reykjavík, Capital Region
Nominator Incumbent's political party
Appointer President of Iceland
Term length Four years
Renewable indefinitely as long as the incumbent has majority support in the Parliament.
Constituting instrument
Precursor Minister for Iceland
Formation 1 February 1904
First holder Jón Magnússon
Deputy Whoever appointed by the incumbent.
Salary 1,231,092 ISK monthly (2013)
Website eng.forsaetisraduneyti.is (English)
forsaetisraduneyti.is (Icelandic)
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This article is part of a series on the
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Stjórnarráðið in Reykjavík, the Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister of Iceland (Icelandic: Forsætisráðherra Íslands) is Iceland's head of government. The prime minister is appointed formally by the President and exercises executive authority along with the cabinet subject to parliamentary support.

List[edit]

Home rule (1904–1917)[edit]

# Name Portrait Entered office Left office Party
1. Hannes Hafstein
MP for Eyjafjarðarsýsla
Hannes Hafsteinn.jpg 1 February 1904 31 March 1909 HP
2. Björn Jónsson
MP for Barðastrandarsýsla
Bjorn Jonsson.jpg 31 March 1909 14 March 1911 OIP
3. Kristján Jónsson
MP for Borgarfjarðarsýsla
Kristjan Jonsson.jpg 14 March 1911 24 July 1912 No party
(1) Hannes Hafstein
MP for Eyjafjarðarsýsla
Hannes Hafsteinn.jpg 24 July 1912 21 July 1914 UP
4. Sigurður Eggerz
MP for West Skaftafellssýsla
Sigurður Eggerz.jpg 21 July 1914 4 May 1915 OIP
5. Einar Arnórsson
MP for Árnessýsla
EinarArnorsson.jpg 4 May 1915 4 January 1917 OIP langsum

Kingdom (1917–1944)[edit]

Further information: Kingdom of Iceland
# Name Portrait Entered office Left office Party Election Coalition Age
1. Jón Magnússon
MP for Reykjavík until 1920
not in Parliament from 1920
Jón Magnússon1.jpg 4 January 1917 25 February 1920 Home Rule Party 1916 HP–OIP–PP 57
25 February 1920 7 March 1922 1919 HP–others 61
2. Sigurður Eggerz
MP without constituency
Sigurður Eggerz.jpg 7 March 1922 22 March 1924 Old Independence Party OIP–others 47
1923
(1) Jón Magnússon
MP without constituency
Jón Magnússon1.jpg 22 March 1924 23 June 1926 Conservative Party CP 65
3. Magnús Guðmundsson
(acting)
MP for Skagafjarðarsýsla
23 June 1926 8 July 1926 Conservative Party CP 47
4. Jón Þorláksson
MP without constituency
JThorl1927.jpg 8 July 1926 28 August 1927 Conservative Party CP 49
5. Tryggvi Þórhallsson
MP for Strandasýsla
28 August 1927 3 June 1932 Progressive Party 1927 PP 38
1931
6. Ásgeir Ásgeirsson
MP for West Ísafjarðarsýsla
Asgeir Asgeirsson.jpg 3 June 1932 28 July 1934 Progressive Party PPIP–Peasants 38
1933
7. Hermann Jónasson
MP for Strandasýsla
Herman Jonassón.jpg 28 July 1934 2 April 1938 Progressive Party 1934 PPSDP 37
2 April 1938 17 April 1939 1937 PP 41
17 April 1939 18 November 1941 PPIPSDP 42
18 November 1941 16 May 1942 PPIPSDP 44
8. Ólafur Thors
MP for Gullbringu and Kjósarsýsla
Olafur Thors.jpg 16 May 1942 16 December 1942 Independence Party Jul.1942 IP 50
Oct.1942
9. Björn Þórðarson
not in Parliament
No image.svg 16 December 1942 21 October 1944 Independent 63

Republic (1944–present)[edit]

Political Party:       Independence       Progressive       Social Democratic

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party Cabinet Election
Took Office Left Office Days
(8) Olafur Thors.jpg Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 836 Independence Party IPSDPSP 1946
10 Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
(1894–1980)
4 February 1947 6 December 1949 1036 Social Democratic Party SDPIPSP
(8) Olafur Thors.jpg Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
6 December 1949 14 March 1950 98 Independence Party IP 1949
11 SteingrimurSteinthorsson.jpg Steingrímur Steinþórsson
(1893–1966)
14 March 1950 11 September 1953 1277 Progressive Party PPIP
(8) Olafur Thors.jpg Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
11 September 1953 24 July 1956 1035 Independence Party IPPP 1953
(7) Herman Jonassón.jpg Hermann Jónasson
(1896–1976)
24 July 1956 23 December 1958 894 Progressive Party Alliance
PPSDPPA
1956
12 Emil Jónsson
(1902-1986)
23 December 1958 20 November 1959 597 Social Democratic Party SDP Jun. 1959
(8) Olafur Thors.jpg Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
20 November 1959 8 September 1961 393 Independence Party IPSDP Oct. 1959
13 Bjarni Benediktsson.png Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
8 September 1961 31 December 1961 114 Independence Party IPSDP
(8) Olafur Thors.jpg Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
1 January 1962 14 November 1963 682 Independence Party IPSDP
(13) Bjarni Benediktsson.png Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
14 November 1963 10 July 1970 2430 Independence Party IPSDP 1963
1967
14 Jóhann Hafstein
(1915–1980)
10 July 1970 14 July 1971 369 Independence Party IPSDP
15 Ólafur Jóhannesson
(1913–1984)
14 July 1971 28 August 1974 1141 Progressive Party PPPALL 1971
16 Geir Hallgrímsson
(1925–1990)
28 August 1974 1 September 1978 1465 Independence Party IPPP 1974
(15) Ólafur Jóhannesson
(1913–1984)
1 September 1978 15 October 1979 409 Progressive Party PPPA 1978
17 Benedikt Gröndal
(1924-2010)
15 October 1979 8 February 1980 116 Social Democratic Party SDP 1979
18 Gunnar Thoroddsen
(1910–1983)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 1203 Independence Party Gunnar's IndependentsIPPA
19 Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
26 May 1983 8 July 1987 1504 Progressive Party PPIP 1983
20 Þorsteinn Pálsson
(1947–)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 448 Independence Party IPPPSDP 1987
(19) Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
28 September 1988 10 September 1989 944 Progressive Party PPSDPPA
10 September 1989 30 April 1991 PPSDPPACiP
21 David Oddsson.jpg Davíð Oddsson
(1948–)
30 April 1991 23 April 1995 4887 Independence Party IPSDP 1991
23 April 1995 28 May 1999 IPPP 1995
28 May 1999 23 May 2003 IPPP 1999
23 May 2003 15 September 2004 IPPP 2003
22 Halldor Asgrimsson generalsekreterare Nordiska ministerradet (2).jpg Halldór Ásgrímsson
(1947–2015)
15 September 2004 15 June 2006 638 Progressive Party PPIP
23 Geir Haarde 2006-Oct-11.JPG Geir Haarde
(1951–)
15 June 2006 24 May 2007 962 Independence Party IPPP
24 May 2007 1 February 2009 IPSDA 2007
24 Johanna sigurdardottir official portrait trim.jpg Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
(1942–)
1 February 2009 10 May 2009 1572 Social Democratic Alliance SDALGM
10 May 2009 23 May 2013 SDALGM 2009
25 Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson (cropped).jpg Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
(1975–)
23 May 2013 Incumbent 996 Progressive Party PPIP 2013

Note about Magnús Guðmundsson: Jón Magnússon died 23 June 1926. Magnús Guðmundsson acted as PM until Jón Þorláksson could be reached. Officially the third cabinet of Jón Magnússon is said to have been in office until 8 July 1926, but as the PM was dead, it seemed proper to include the acting PM in the list.

Timeline since 1980[edit]

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir Haarde I Government Ásgrímsson I Government Oddsson I Government Hermannsson II Government Pálsson I Government Hermannsson I Government Thoroddsen I Government

Locations[edit]

Þingvallabær

The Prime Minister's office is located in Stjórnarráðið, Reykjavik where their secretariat is based and where cabinet meetings are held.[1] The Prime Minister has a summer residence, Þingvallabær in Þingvellir. The Prime Minister also has a Reception House at Tjarnargata, Reykjavik which was the Prime Ministerial residence until 1943.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Iceland". Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Minister's Residence". Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 

External links[edit]