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The Prime Minister of Greenland (Greenlandic: Naalakkersuisut siulittaasuat, lit Leader of the Government; Danish: Landsstyreformand), officially referred to as the Premier,[2] is the head of the Government of Greenland, the autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. The incumbent Prime Minister is Kim Kielsen of the Siumut party. The Prime Minister is usually leader of the majority party in the Parliament of Greenland. Jonathan Motzfeldt became Prime Minister after home rule was granted to Greenland in 1979.

Prime Minister of Greenland
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Incumbent
Kim Kielsen

since 30 September 2014
StyleMr./Mrs.
His Excellency (diplomatic, outside Greenland and Denmark[1])
Member ofCabinet
ResidenceB-29
SeatInatsisartut, Nuuk, Greenland
AppointerThe Monarch
Based on Appointee's ability to gain majority support in the Inatsisartut
Term lengthNo fixed term, up to four years
Formation1 May 1979
First holderJonathan Motzfeldt
WebsiteThe Prime Minister's Office

List of Prime Ministers of GreenlandEdit

Took Office Left Office Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Political affiliation Election
1 1 May 1979 18 March 1991   Jonathan Motzfeldt
(1938–2010)
Siumut 1979
1983
1984
1987
2 18 March 1991 19 September 1997   Lars-Emil Johansen
(1946– )
Siumut 1991
1995
(1) 19 September 1997 14 December 2002   Jonathan Motzfeldt
(1938–2010)
Siumut 1999
3 14 December 2002 12 June 2009   Hans Enoksen
(1956– )
Siumut 2002
2005
4 12 June 2009 5 April 2013   Kuupik Kleist
(1958– )
Inuit Ataqatigiit 2009
5 5 April 2013 30 September 2014   Aleqa Hammond
(1965– )
Siumut 2013
6 30 September 2014 Incumbent   Kim Kielsen
(1966– )
Siumut 2014
2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1], Protocol and Liaison Service, United Nations.
  2. ^ Members of the Cabinet Archived 2013-01-26 at the Wayback Machine Government of Greenland