Sunday, February 1, 2009


Iceland to name openly gay prime minister

Posted: 08:28 AM ET

By Richard Allen GreeneCNN(CNN) — Iceland’s political parties have reached an agreement that will give the country its first female prime minister and the world its first openly gay leader.
Johanna Sigudardottir, 66, will lead the government when it is sworn in at 6 p.m. (1 p.m. Eastern) on Sunday, her political advisor Hrannar Arnarsson told CNN via e-mail.
Iceland has been in political turmoil since October, when its currency, stock market and leading banks collapsed amid the global financial crisis.

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