Woohoo! Good work.
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Jason Safoutin
I have been given the opportunity at a Wikinews
second. In writing to
Iceland's government on obtaining a photo, I ended up being directed to
the secretary of the nation's Prime Minister, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir. I
ended up asking that once she is appointed to PM *(if she gets the
appointment)*, if she would be willing to do an interview and with luck,
I have been granted one.
I have done a brief description of her and her soon to be position
position below. Please ask your questions under the 'article' section at
the link provided. The interview, due to her time restraints, will be
done via e-mail. I plan on sending in the questions sometime in the next
week or so, assuming her appointment is finalized.
*Ask Questions here*: http://tinyurl.com/bjnfp7
On January 26, Jóhanna was chosen to be appointed the nation's new Prim
Minister, making her the world's first openly gay prime
minister/president. Wikipedia article:
Jóhanna, 66, had support from both parties in the new coalition
government, and she says she will accept the position under the
condition that both parties will trust her. On January 27, it was
announced that the nation's coalition government had collapsed and
dissolved following their handling of the international financial
crisis. In October of 2008, Iceland's banking sector collapsed and was
A 2008 poll conducted in December, found that 73% of 2,000 people
surveyed supported Jóhanna, which would make her the country's most
popular prime minister in their government's history.
Before entering the world of politics, Jóhanna worked for Loftleidir
Airlines as a flight attendant for about 10 years, and was elected to
parliament in 1978. From 1987 to 1994 and then from 2007 until the
present day, she has served as the country's Minister for Social Affairs.
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