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Olafur Ragnar Grimsson


Olafur Ragnar Grimsson is the current president of Iceland. He was first elected in 1996, then reelected in 2000, reelected for a third term in 2004, and reelected unopposed for a fourth term in 2008.

Prior to his presidency, Grimsson was a professor of political science at the University of Iceland, served as a member of the Icelandic legislature, was minister of finance (1988–1991), and served as chairman of the left People's Alliance (1987–1995).

Focus: Democracy, Education, Environment, Finance, Governance, Iceland, Europe

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013

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