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The Prime Minister has slept one Night at Home

Before the election this spring, the chairman of the Progressive party, Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson, moved his registered address from Reykjavík to a farm in Eastern Iceland, Hrafnabjörg III. He ran as member of Althingi for the North Eastern constituency. The Progressive party won a good victory, adding 10 seats in Althingi and now has 19 members instead of 9.

Even though his family is all registered at Hrafnabjörg Sigmundur, now Prime Minister, has not spent much time in his new home. According to Morgunbladid, he has only stayed there one night. The farmer, who owns the farmhouse where the Prime Minister officially resides, plans to rent the house out this summer. This might prove interesting to tourists, who don’t often get to sleep in a Prime Ministers bed.

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Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review

When journalist Sigurdur Bogi Sævarsson arrived there was not much security, although there were some lambs around the house. The house was built in 1949 and is made by double concrete, with turf as insulation. It is about 100 square meters in size. The current owner bought the farm six years ago and has been rebuilding it since then.

The owner, Jónas Gudmundsson, says that the residents in the neighborhood affectionately refer to the Prime Minister as Mundi in Hrafnabjörg, Mundi being a nickname for Sigmundur.

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