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Minister for Foreign Affairs (Iceland)

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Iceland
Constitution

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Icelandic: Utanríkisráðherra) is the head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The current Minister for Foreign Affairs is Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.[1]

List of ministers

Minister for Foreign Affairs (18 November 1941 – 1 January 1970)

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1 Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
(1894–1980)
18 November 1941 17 January 1942 1 month, 30 days
(60 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson IV
No minister in office between 17 January 1942 and 16 May 1942.
2 Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
16 May 1942 16 December 1942 7 months
(214 days)
IP Ólafur Thors I
3 Vilhjálmur Þór
(1899–1972)
16 December 1942 21 October 1944 1 year, 10 months, 5 days
(675 days)
N/A Björn Þórðarson
(2) Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 2 years, 3 months, 14 days
(836 days)
IP Ólafur Thors II
4 Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
4 February 1947 11 September 1953 6 years, 7 months, 7 days
(2,411 days)
IP Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
Ólafur Thors III
Steingrímur Steinþórsson
5 Kristinn Guðmundsson
(1897–1987)
11 September 1953 24 July 1956 2 years, 10 months, 13 days
(1,047 days)
PP Ólafur Thors IV
6 Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
24 July 1956 3 August 1956 10 days
(10 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson V
7 Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
3 August 1956 17 October 1956 2 months, 14 days
(75 days)
SDP
(6) Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
17 October 1956 31 August 1965 8 years, 10 months, 14 days
(3,240 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson V
Emil Jónsson
Ólafur Thors V
Bjarni Benediktsson
(7) Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
31 August 1965 SDP Bjarni Benediktsson

Minister for Foreign Affairs (1 January 1970 – present)

The Cabinet of Iceland Act no. 73/1969, which had been passed by the parliament 28 May 1969, took effect on 1 January 1970. Thus the Cabinet was formally established along with its ministries which had up until then not formally existed separately from the ministers.[2]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
(7) Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
14 July 1971 5 years, 10 months, 14 days
(2,143 days)
SDP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
8 Einar Ágústsson
(1922–1986)
14 July 1971 1 September 1978 7 years, 1 month, 18 days
(2,606 days)
PP Ólafur Jóhannesson I
Geir Hallgrímsson
9 Benedikt Gröndal
(1924–2010)
1 September 1978 8 February 1980 1 year, 5 months, 7 days
(525 days)
SDP Ólafur Jóhannesson II
Benedikt Gröndal
10 Ólafur Jóhannesson
(1913–1984)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
(1,203 days)
PP Gunnar Thoroddsen
11 Geir Hallgrímsson
(1925–1990)
26 May 1983 24 January 1986 2 years, 7 months, 29 days
(974 days)
IP Steingrímur Hermannsson I
12 Matthías Árni Mathiesen
(1931–2011)
24 January 1986 8 July 1987 1 year, 5 months, 14 days
(530 days)
IP
13 Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 1 year, 2 months, 20 days
(448 days)
PP Þorsteinn Pálsson
14 Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson
(1939–)
28 September 1988 23 April 1995 6 years, 6 months, 26 days
(2,398 days)
SDP Steingrímur Hermannsson II
Steingrímur Hermannsson III
Davíð Oddsson I
15 Halldór Ásgrímsson
(1947–)
23 April 1995 15 September 2004 9 years, 4 months, 23 days
(3,433 days)
PP Second cabinet of Davíð Oddsson II
Davíð Oddsson III
Davíð Oddsson IV
16 Davíð Oddsson
(1948–)
15 September 2004 27 September 2005 1 year, 12 days
(377 days)
IP Halldór Ásgrímsson
17 Geir Haarde
(1951–)
27 September 2005 15 June 2006 8 months, 19 days
(261 days)
IP
18 Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
(1950–)
15 June 2006 24 May 2007 11 months, 9 days
(343 days)
PP Geir Haarde I
19 Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
(1954–)
24 May 2007 1 February 2009 1 year, 8 months, 8 days
(619 days)
SDA Geir Haarde II
20 Össur Skarphéðinsson
(1953–)
1 February 2009 23 May 2013 4 years, 111 days
(1,572 days)
SDA Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir I
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II
21 Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson
(1968–)
23 May 2013 Incumbent 1 year, 272 days
(637 days)
PP Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

References

  1. ^ "About the minister".  
  2. ^ "Frumvarp til laga um Stjórnarráð Íslands." [Bill regarding the Cabinet of Iceland.]. Legal Code (in Icelandic).  

External links

  • Official website (English)
  • Official website (Icelandic)
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