New coalition formed in Iceland

On 2 November 2017 Katrin Jakobsdottir, leader of the Left-Green Movement (VGF) which had come second at the previous month’s elections, was given the mandate to form a new government. She formed a coalition with the SSF, which remained the largest party and had headed the outgoing government, and the FSF.

On 30 November she took office with her new cabinet, which included outgoing prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson as minister of finance and economic affairs.

* = new minister           † = change to portfolio

*Katrin JAKOBSDOTTIR (f)                        (VGF)    Prime Minister

†Bjarni BENEDIKTSSON                            (SSF)     Finance and Economic Affairs

*Sigurður Ingi JOHANNSSON                  (FSF)     Transport and Local Government

†Kristjan Þor JULIUSSON                          (SSF)     Fisheries and Agriculture

*Svandis SVAVARSDOTTIR (f)                   (VGF)    Health

Guðlaugur Þor ÞORÐARSON                    (SSF)     Foreign Affairs

Sigríður A. ANDERSEN (f)                         (SSF)     Justice

Þordis Kolbrun GYLFADOTTIR (f)           (SSF)     Tourism, Industry and Innovation

*Lilja Dögg ALFREÐSDOTTIR (f)              (SSF)     Education, Science and Culture

*Asmundur Einar DAÐASON                   (FSF)     Social Affairs and Equality

*Guðmundur Ingi GUÐBRANDSSON     (VGF)    Environment and Natural Resources


And what about the ministerial changes in    Ireland,    Israel,      Liberia,      Lithuania,      Mali,      Mexico,      Pakistan,       Uzbekistan        or       Zimbabwe?

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