Iceland Government Has Named Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as New PM [ Current Affairs ]


Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (53) has been named as new PM by the Iceland ruling coalition Government after igmundur Gunnlaugsson had stepped down. He was serving as Agriculture and Fisheries Minister (since 2013) and deputy leader of the Progressive Party of the Ireland prior to this appointment.

Image of Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson

Image of Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson

Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson appointed as PM of Iceland

  • He also had served as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources from May 2013 to December 2014.


  • After Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson had stepped down as PM in the wake of the leaked Panama Papers Iceland Government has decided to appoint Sigurdur Ingi Johansson as new PM.
  • The leaks of Panama Papers from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, a law firm specializes in setting up offshore companies presented Gunnlaugsson kept an offshore fixed with his wife.
  • Gunnlaugsson was the first fatality after the explosive leaks of private documents from Panamanian law fixed Mossack Fonseca surfaced.
  • The outflow had revealed up to 11 million documents which shows how the rich and powerful people across the world hide their wealth, potentially to evade taxes.

About Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

Image fo Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson former PM of Iceland

  • He was born on 12 March 1975 at Reykjavik; Iceland.
  • He had served as Prime Minister of Iceland since May 2013.
  • Since 2009, He also had served as chairman of the Progressive Party.
  • On 25 April 2009 he was elected to the Althing as the 8th member for the Reykjavik Constituency North.
  • Since 27 April 2013 He had signified the Northeast Constituency as its 1st member.

- Published on: April 8, 2016