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Women to Serve All Important Positions in Iceland?

A scenario where women will serve all the most important positions at the opening ceremony of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, next autumn may come up, as pointed out on skessuhorn.is.


The Icelandic parliament. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Bishop of Iceland Agnes Sigurðardóttir, who became the first woman to be elected to the office in Iceland’s history this week, will lead a sermon in the Reykjavík Cathedral.

Afterwards a progression of parliamentarians will walk over to the parliamentary building next door where the president will give the opening address.

The current favorite in the presidential elections to be held this summer is one of the two women running, Þóra Arnórsdóttir, as indicated in surveys.

The keynote speech will then be given by Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, who in 2009 became Iceland’s first female PM.

Meanwhile, parliamentary proceedings will be watched over by Speaker of Parliament, Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir, who would complete the quartet of female power.


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