Iceland Names Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson As Next PM

Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, Iceland’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the deputy leader of the center-right Progressive Party, has been appointed as the country’s new Prime Minister following the departure of Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, who was implicated in the massive leak known as the Panama Papers.

He replaces Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, 41, who stepped down on 5th april amid massive public protests over a hidden offshore account revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leak of 11.5 million financial documentsIceland  has struggled to recover from the 2008 collapse of its highly indebted banks, which led to popular protests, the fall of a government and the jailing of many bankers. Many  Iceland ers still harbor a strong distrust of their leaders.

Extra info:
  • Iceland is well known for its great variety in scenery and landscape. It is young and volcanic and each quarter of the island has multiple choices of scenic attractions. Click on the different sections of the map and get detailed lists of tours operated in the area or run through that particular part of the island.
  • iceland capital – Reykjavik

So lets do:
1. Who is appointed as Iceland New Prime minister?
2. Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned due to which scandal?

Source – The Hindu


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