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Asgrimsson, Halldor

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
Nationality: Icelandic
Categories: Politician

1947 – Born on the 8th of September.

1970 – Halldór earned a bachelor’s degree from the Co-operative College of Iceland, and became a certified public accountant.

1973 – He later completed graduate commerce studies at the Universities of Bergen and Copenhagen, and worked as a lecturer at the University of Iceland.

1974 – He represented the East constituency as a member of the Alþingi.

1983 – He has served in a large number of ministerial portfolios, namely as Minister for Fisheries, Minister of Justice.

1985 – Minister for Nordic Co-operation.

1988 – Ecclesiastical Affairs.

1995 – Minister of Foreign Affairs.

2004 – He took over as Prime Minister on the 15th of September, from the Independence Party leader, Davíð Oddsson, who had held the office for a record thirteen years.

2006 – In June, following poor results in municipal elections, Halldór announced his resignation as Prime Minister and stated that he intended to step down as leader of the Progressive Party in August 2006.

         – Halldór Ásgrímsson’s successor as Progressive party leader was elected Jón Sigurðsson, minister of Industry and Commerce, at the party’s convention in August.

         – On the 31st of October, Halldór was chosen as the new secretary general for the Nordic Council of Ministers.