Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson (Icelandic pronunciation: [kʏðløiːɣʏr θouːr θourðar̥son]; born 19 December 1967) is an Icelandic politician who has served as Minister for Foreign Affairs since 11 January 2017.
|Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs|
Assumed office |
11 January 2017
|Preceded by||Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir|
|Minister for Health|
24 May 2007 – 1 February 2009
|Prime Minister||Geir Haarde|
|Preceded by||Siv Friðleifsdóttir (Health and Social Security)|
|Succeeded by||Ögmundur Jónasson|
19 December 1967|
|Political party||Independence Party|
|Alma mater||University of Iceland|
Early life and educationEdit
Guðlaugur started his involvement in the Independence party in 1987 when he was elected on the board of the National Youth Organisation of the Independence Party in which he served until 1997 of which he was vice chairman 1989–1993 and chairman 1993–1997. He was then elected on the Reykjavík City Council in 1998 and sat two four year terms there. He sat on the parliamentary committee on welfare issues 2003–2006, the committee on fisheries 2003–2007, and the committee on the environment 2003–2007 (chairman 2004–2007).
Guðlaugur represented Reykjavík North 2003-2009, then switched to Reykjavík South for the 2009 elections before returning to Reykjavík North in 2013, where he has topped the party list for the last three elections. In the party primary in 2006 he defeated then Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs Björn Bjarnason for the top spot in Reykjavík North.
He is married with four children.
as Minister of Health and Social Security
| Minister for Health
Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
| Minister for Foreign Affairs
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