First gay premier takes helm in Iceland

Whatever her sexual preferences are, those are of course of no interest whatsoever. What is interesting is that she is a centre left politician and centre left in Iceland is like Helen Clark on steroids.The countries economy was brought down by right wing neocon money speculators and her previous post was minister of social affairs and social security.

I guess the Icelanders have their priorities right; First food and than morals or perhaps like me they don’t give a flying f*&k who f*&ks who just so long as they’re happy about it and what they do to help their community is what really matters.

Iceland’s political parties have reached an agreement that will give the country its first female prime minister and the world its first openly gay leader.

Johnanna Sigurdardottir is a former flight attendant and union leader.

Johnanna Sigurdardottir is a former flight attendant and union leader.

Johanna Sigurdardottir, 66, will lead the government when it is sworn in at 6 p.m. (1 p.m. Eastern) on Sunday, her political advisor Hrannar Arnarsson told CNN via e-mail.

A former flight attendant who entered politics via the union movement, Sigurdardottir was minister of social affairs and social security in the outgoing Cabinet, which resigned Monday.

Iceland has been in political turmoil since October, when its currency, stock market and leading banks collapsed amid the global financial crisis. The island nation’s Nordic neighbors sent billions of dollars to prop up the economy, as did the International Monetary Fund in its first intervention to support a Western European democracy in decades.

But weekly demonstrations — some verging on riots — finally forced Prime Minister Geir Haarde and his coalition to resign en masse on January 26.

The country’s president turned to the Social Democratic Alliance party to form a new government, and they selected Sigurdardottir to lead it.

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