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Independent Ministers Most Popular in Iceland

Minister of Justice Ragna Árnadóttir (left) and Minister of Economic Affairs Gylfi Magnússon (right), who are not associated with any political party and don’t have a seat in parliament, are the most popular ministers in Iceland, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by Capacent Gallup, concluded that most respondents, 65 percent, are satisfied with Árnadóttir’s work and that Magnússon is the second most popular minister with backing from 49 percent of respondents, Morgunbladid reports.

Minister of Education Katrín Jakobsdóttir of the Left-Greens is favored by 44 percent of respondents and 41 percent are satisfied with the work of Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, chairman of the Left-Green Movement.

In regard to the work of Prime Minister and Social Democrat chair Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, 27 percent of respondents were content and 56 percent discontent.

The least popular ministers were Minister of Health Álfheidur Ingadóttir of the Left-Greens, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Jón Bjarnason of the Left-Greens and Minister of Transport Kristján L. Möller of the Social Democrats.

Click here to read about a recent survey on the support for political parties.

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