Johanna Sigurdardottir – Bio

Kategorija: Democracy for all: Political Participation of LGBTI Persons in the Western Balkans, LGBTI Politicans / Datum: jul 21, 2015

Johanna Sigurdardottir

SRB
Johanna Sigurdardottir je bivša islandska političarka i nekadašnja premijerka najsevernije zemlje Evrope. Diplomirala je na prestižnoj Školi privrede Islanda, kada se posle zaposlila u Islandskoj avio kompaniji. Političku karijeru je počela kao sindikalistkinja, da bi 1978. godine postala i članica islandskog parlamenta, kao članica Socijaldemokratske partije. U legislativnom telu je provela čak 28 godina, do 2007. godine, kada je izabrana za ministarsku socijalnog rada i sigurnosti. Prvog februara 2009. godine, nakon parlamentarnih izbora, postala je premijerka Islanda, čime je postala prva premijerka u istoriji ove zemlje, i prva u svetu autovana lezbejka na čelu vlade. 2012. je odlučila da se neće ponovo kandidovati za premijersku poziciju i da se povlači iz politike.

ENG
Johanna Sigurdardottir is a former politician and Prime Minister of the northernmost country in Europe, Iceland. She graduated from the prestigious Commercial School of Iceland, and went on to work for Icelandair. Her political career began with the trade union movement, and in 1978 she became a member of the Icelandic parliament as a candidate of the Social Democratic Party. She spent 28 years in the legislature, until 2007 when she was elected as Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security. On February 2009, after the parliamentary elections, she became Prime Minister of Iceland, the first female prime minister in the history of this country and the world’s first out-of-the-closet lesbian head of government. In 2012, she decided not to run again for Prime Minister and retire from politics.

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