Edmund Joensen

Edmund Esbern Johannes Joensen (born 19 September 1944 in Oyri on Eysturoy) is a Faroese politician, who was the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1994 to 1998. He is currently a member of the Danish Folketing, serving as one of two Faroese seats in parliament. He is a member of the Union Party.

Edmund Joensen
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Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
In office
15 September 1994 – 15 May 1998
DeputyJóannes Eidesgaard
Preceded byMarita Petersen
Succeeded byAnfinn Kallsberg
Speaker of the Løgting
In office
2002–2008
Preceded byFinnbogi Ísakson
Succeeded byHergeir Nielsen
Member of the Folketing
Assumed office
5 June 2019
ConstituencyFaroe Islands
In office
13 November 2007 – 18 June 2015
ConstituencyFaroe Islands
In office
21 September 1994 – 11 March 1998
ConstituencyFaroe Islands
Member of the Løgting
In office
17 November 1988 – 29 October 2011
In office
1 September 2015 – 31 August 2019
Leader of Sambandsflokkurin
In office
1991–2001
Personal details
Born (1944-09-19) 19 September 1944 (age 77)
Oyri, Eysturoy
Political partySambandsflokkurin
Spouse(s)Edfríð Joensen (née Johannesen)

Political careerEdit

He was first elected to the Løgting in 1988, and remained in parliament until 2011. He was Prime Minister from 1994 to 1998, speaker of the parliament from 2002 to 2008, and member of the Danish Folketing from 1994 to 1998 and again from 2007 to 2015, and again from 2019. The Faroe Islands elect two members to the Danish Folketing. He returned to the Løgting from 2015 to 2019.[1]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edmund Joensen". Ft.dk. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by
Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1994-1998
Succeeded by