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Iceland Parties

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1968-77 Vice-Chairperson of Al■řdbandlagsins (People's Alliance) Adda Bßra Sigf˙sdˇttir

1983 Leader of the Samtaka um Kvennalista (Women's Party) Gu­run Agnarsdˇttir
Afterward the leadership was collective and rotating

1984-93 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliament Group of Al■řdurflokkin (Social Democrats) Jˇhanna Sigur­ardˇttir
1994-99 Chairperson and Parliamentary Leader of Ůjˇdvarki (National Rebirth Party)
2009-13 Chairperson of Samfylkingin (the Social Democratic Alliance)
MP 1978-2013, held a number of ministerial and Parliamentary positions - including as Prime Minister 2009-13

1987-91 Vice-Chairperson of Parliamentary Group of Framsˇknarflokksins (Progress Party) Valger­ur Sverrisdˇttir
1995-99 Chairperson of the Group
2007-08 Party Vice-Chairperson
2008-09 Party Chairperson
Sometime Vice-Chairperson of the Al■ing, Minister of Trade and Industry 1999-2006 and Foreign Minister 2006-07.

1987-89 Vice-Chairperson Al■řdubandalagsins (People's Alliance) Svanfri­ur Jˇnasdˇttir
1995-96 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Ůjˇdvaka
1995 Vice-Chairperson of Ůjˇdvaka
Later one of the Leaders of Samfylkingin (The Alliance)

1988-92 Parliamentary Leader Al■řdubandalagsins (People's Alliance) MargrÚt FrÝmannsdˇttir
1995-2003 Party Chairperson
2004-06 Parliamentary Leader of Samfykingin (The Alliance)
One of the Deputy Leader of the Alliance around 2003.

1992-93, 1995, 1997 and 1999 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of the Samtaka um Kvennalista (Women's Party) Kristin ┴stgeirsdˇttir

1993-94, 1994-99 and 1999-2003 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of Al■řduflˇkkurin (Social Democrats) Rannveig Gu­mundsdˇttir
Minister in 1999 and one of the leaders of The Alliance.

1995-98 Party Secretary of Al■řdubandalagsins Bryndis Hl÷­versdˇttir
2001-03 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of Samfylkingarinna (The Alliance)

1998-2003 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of SjßlfstŠ­isflokkur (Independence Party) 
2003-04 Vice-Chairperson of the Group SigrÝ­ur A. ١r­ardˇttir
President of the Nordic Council 2000-01. Designated to become Minister of Environment from 2004.

1999-2001 Deputy Parliamentary Leader of Vinstrihreyfingin - grŠnt frambo­ (The Left-Green Movement)
2001-02 Parliamentary Leader
2003-07 Deputy Parliamentary Leader ŮurÝ­ur Backman
Vice-Chairperson of the Parliament 2003-13.

2003-05 Deputy Leader of Samfylkingin Ingibj÷rg Sˇlr˙n Gisladˇttir
2005-09 Leader of Samfylkingin (the Social Democratic Alliance)
Member the City Council of Reykjavik 1982-88, Member of the Althing for the Women's Alliance 1991-94 and for the Samfylkingin from 2005, Mayor of Reykjavik 1994-2003, and Prime-ministerial candidate in May 2003, but because of the electoral system and because she was placed low on the electoral list, she was not elected to the parliament, but later took over the seat of an MP who resigned. Minister of Foreign Affairs 2007-09 until she resigned for health reasons after having been in charge of the government negotiations, leaving the post of Prime Minister to Johanna Sigurdardottir, and resigning as party leader in March.

2004-05 Vice-Chairperson of the parliamentary group of SjßlfstŠ­isflokkur Arnbj÷rg Sveinsdˇttir
2005-09 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group

2006-13 Vice-Chairperson of Vinstrihreyfingarinnar-grŠns frambo­s KatrÝn Jakobsdˇttir
2007-09 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
2013- Party Leader

Minister Education, Science and Culture 2009-16 and charged with forming a government in 2016. (b. 1976-)

2007-09 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Framsˇknarflokkur Siv Fre­leifsdˇttir
MP for the Framsˇknarflokkur (Progress Party) 1995-2013 and from 2005 Party Secretary,
Minister of Environment and Nordic Cooperation 1999-2004 and Minister of Health and Social Security 2006-07. 2006 candidate for the post of Party Chairperson. Her full name is Bj÷rg Siv Juhlin Fredleifsdottir. (b. 1961-).

2009-11 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Vinstrihreyfingin - grŠnt frambo­ GudfrÝdur Lilja GrÚtarsdˇttir
On maternity leave 2010-11.

2009-10 and 2013 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Borgarahreyfingarinnar (Hreyfingarinnar) Birgitta Jˇnsdˇttir
2010-11 and 2012-13 Deputy Chair of the Parliamntary Group of Hreyfingarinnar (The Movement)
2011-12 Party Chair of Hreyfingarinnar

2013 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Hreyfingarinnar
2013-14 and 2015- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of The Pirate Party
2014-15 Chair of the Pirate Party
Charged with forming a government in 2016.

2009-10 Chairperson of D÷gun MargrÚt Tryggvadˇttir
2010ľ2011 and 2012ľ2013 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
The English name of the movement/party is Dawn.


2009-10 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the SjßlfstŠ­isflokkur Ragnhei­ur ElÝn ┴rnadˇttir
2010-12 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
MP from 2007 and Minister of Trade and Industry from 2013. (b. 1967-).

2010-11 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Samfylkingarinnar (Social Alliance) ١runn Sveinbjarnardˇttir
Minister of Environment 2007-09.

2011 and 2012-13 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Samfylkingarinnar (Social Alliance) Oddnř G. Hardardˇttir
2013-16 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
2016 Party Leader
2016- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group

Minister of Finance 2011-12

2012-Joint Leader of Samsta­a Solidarity Lilja Mˇsesdˇttir
An Icelandic MP until 2013, she founded the party after leaving the Left-Green Movement

2013- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Left-Green Movement SvandÝs Svavarsdˇttir

Member of the ReykjavÝk City Council Executive Board 2007-2009 and MP for the Left-Green Movement from 2009 and Minister of the Environment 2009-13. (b. 1964-)


2013- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of SjßlfstŠ­isflokksins Ragnhei­ur RÝkhar­sdˇttir
Vice-Chairpeson of the Al■ing 2007-13.

2015-16 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Bj÷rt framtÝ­ Brynhildur PÚtursdˇttir

2015-16 and 2016- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Framsˇknarflokkur ١runn Egilsdˇttir
From First Vice-Chairperson of the Althing 2016

2016- Chair of the Parliamentary Group of Bj÷rt framtÝ­ Bj÷rt Ëlafsdˇttir
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Last update 12.12.16