Iceland to have Gay Prime Minister????

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    Jan 29, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    Iceland’s current minister of for social affairs, Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, is being named as a likely candidate for the position of prime minister, according to the Iceland Review.

    A Social Democrat, Sigurdardóttir was named as a likely replacement for prime minister Geir H. Haarde on Monday. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, chairwoman of the Social Democrats, made the recommendation.

    If named prime minister, Sigurdardóttir would not only be the county’s first female prime minister -- she would be the first gay prime minister in the world ... sort of.

    Norway finance minister Per-Kristian Foss, who is gay, was that country’s acting prime minister for a brief period in 2002 while both the prime minister and foreign minister were traveling abroad.

    In a 2008 survey conducted by Iceland’s Gallup Poll, Sigurdardóttir was named the country’s most popular politician, with 73% of respondents saying they were satisfied with her work.

    The global financial crisis claimed Iceland's government as a victim last week, according to The coalition government collapsed as financial experts predicted Iceland’s economy would shrink by 10% this year and next.

    Haarde resigned the position of prime minister on Monday amid news of the government’s collapse. (

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    Jan 29, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    Certainly interesting. I would hope she would serve regardless of whether she is gay, straight or anything else.

    Iceland has some difficult economic problems. I would hope (and assume) that is the focus of the Icelandic people, not the sexuality of someone who might be PM. I'd be focused on her views to garner my vote, strictly.

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    Jan 30, 2009 9:01 AM GMT

    >enter>>Bjork!!! icon_cool.gif