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The Progressive Party (Icelandic: Framsóknarflokkurinn) is an agrarian, liberal and centrist party in Iceland. Guðni Ágústsson (born April 9 1949) is an Icelandic politician who has been Chairman of the Progressive Party since 2007. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year For the Greater Reykjavík Area see the Greater Reykjavík Area. Liberalism is a broad array of related ideas and theories of Government that consider individual Liberty to be the most important political goal Agrarianism is a social and Political philosophy which stresses the viewpoint that the cultivation of plants or Farming leads to a fuller and happier life Liberal International is a Political international for liberal parties. Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ( ( Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland ( Politics of Iceland takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic Republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Iceland The Constitution of Iceland is the supreme law of Iceland. The current constitution was first instituted on June 17 1944; since then it has been amended The President of Iceland (forseti Íslands is Iceland 's elected Head of state. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson ( (born 14 May 1943) is the fifth and current President of Iceland. The Alþingi, Anglicized variously as Althing or Althingi, is the national Parliament —literally “(the all- thing ”—of The Prime Minister of Iceland (Forsætisráðherra Íslands is Iceland 's Head of government. The Independence Party ( Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) is a Right-wing Political party in Iceland. The Cabinet of Iceland ( Icelandic: Stjórnarráð Íslands) is the chief executive body of the Republic of Iceland. The Supreme Court of Iceland ( Hæstiréttur Íslands) holds the highest judicial power in Iceland Umboðsmaður Alþingis is appointed by the Alþingi to oversee investigation of complaints against government departments and local governments Political parties in Iceland lists political parties in Iceland. Elections in Iceland gives information on Election and election results in Iceland. A presidential election was held in Iceland on Saturday 26 June 2004. The 2007 Icelandic general elections were held on 12 May, 2007. |||} Iceland is traditionally divided into 23 counties, sýslur, and 25 independent towns kaupstaðir. |||} The municipalities of Iceland are local administrative areas that provide a number of services to their inhabitants such as Kindergartens Iceland maintains diplomatic and commercial relations with practically all nations but its ties with Norway and other Nordic states, Germany, with the The relationship between Iceland and the European Union is currently defined through Iceland 's membership of the European Economic Area, which allows the country access The Cod Wars, also called the Iceland Cod Wars ( Icelandic: Þorskastríðin, "the cod wars" or Landhelgisstríðin, "the The Agreed Minute was a statute governing the nature of the U Iceland has a very small network of diplomatic missions However it has a Consulate General in Winnipeg, serving the large number of Manitobans with Icelandic heritage This page lists embassies posted in Iceland. There are currently 13 embassies in Reykjavík. Information on politics by country is available for every Country, including both De jure and De facto independent Icelandic ( is a North Germanic language, the language of Iceland. Agrarianism is a social and Political philosophy which stresses the viewpoint that the cultivation of plants or Farming leads to a fuller and happier life This article gives information on liberalism in diverse countries around the world The Nordic Agrarian parties, or Nordic Centre parties, is a class of post- agrarian political parties on the Nordic countries. Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ( ( Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland ( The party is a member of the Liberal International. Liberal International is a Political international for liberal parties. Current chairman of the party is Guðni Ágústsson. Guðni Ágústsson (born April 9 1949) is an Icelandic politician who has been Chairman of the Progressive Party since 2007. As a vice-chairman he became chairman when the previous chairman, Jón Sigurðsson, resigned after the Progressive Party suffered great losses in the 2007 election. The 2007 Icelandic general elections were held on 12 May, 2007. Jón's predecessor as party leader was Halldór Ásgrímsson, chairman 1994-2006. Halldór Ásgrímsson (ˈhaltour ˈauːskrimˌsɔn (born September 8, 1947) was Prime Minister of Iceland from 2004 to 2006 and leader of the Halldór was Prime Minister of Iceland 2004-2006. The Prime Minister of Iceland (Forsætisráðherra Íslands is Iceland 's Head of government.
The party had been in a government coalition partner to the conservative Independence Party in the period 1995-2007. The Independence Party ( Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) is a Right-wing Political party in Iceland. From 1995 to 2004, it participated in the coalition as the junior partner under the premiership of Independence Party leader Davíð Oddsson, but the two parties agreed after the 2003 legislative elections that Halldór would become Prime Minister in September 2004. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Prime Minister of Iceland (Forsætisráðherra Íslands is Iceland 's Head of government. Davíð Oddsson (IPA ˈɔtsɔn (born 17 January 1948 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic politician and the longest-serving Prime Minister Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. September 2004: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August He took office on September 15, but later announced his intention to resign on June 5, 2006 following the party's poor results in the 2006 municipal elections. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The coalition remained allied with the Independence Party chairman, Geir H. Haarde, as Prime Minister. The Progressive Party leader Jón Sigurðsson was minister of Industry and Commerce, until a coalition of the Independence Party and the Alliance took over after the elections in 2007.
Though the Progressive Party was originally founded as an agrarian party and still finds most of its support from farmers and fishermen, it has gradually adopted the position of a liberal party in the political spectrum. It was founded in 1916 as a merger of two agrarian parties, the Farmers' Party (Bændaflokkur) and the Independent Farmers (Óháðir bændur). Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year
Throughout Iceland's history as a self-governing and independent nation, the Progressive Party has most often been the second largest political party in the country. It has often joined government coalitions with either the Independence Party on the right, or with left-wing parties. The Independence Party ( Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) is a Right-wing Political party in Iceland.
In the 2007 elections, the party dropped five seats, down from twelve. The 2007 Icelandic general elections were held on 12 May, 2007. The coalition only held a one-seat majority in the Althing, and the Independence Party formed a government with the Social Democratic Alliance with the deal being signed on May 22, returning the Progressive Party to the opposition. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus.
6 of its 12 chairmen have been prime ministers of Iceland:
In addition to those, Steingrímur Steinþórsson headed a government from 1950 to 1953. Tryggvi Þórhallsson was Prime Minister of Iceland from 28 August 1927 to 3 June 1932 Ásgeir Ásgeirsson (ˈausceir̥ ˈausceir̥sɔn (13 May 1894 &ndash 15 September 1972 was the 2nd president of Iceland, from 1952 to 1968 Hermann Jónasson ( December 25, 1896 &ndash January 22, 1976) was an Icelandic politician of the Progressive Party, who Ólafur Jóhannesson ( March 1, 1913 &ndash May 20, 1984) was Prime Minister of Iceland for the Progressive Party Steingrímur Hermannsson (ˈsteinkrimur ˈhɛrmanˌsɔn (born June 22, 1928) was Prime Minister of Iceland. Halldór Ásgrímsson (ˈhaltour ˈauːskrimˌsɔn (born September 8, 1947) was Prime Minister of Iceland from 2004 to 2006 and leader of the Jón Sigurðsson ( June 17, 1811 &ndash December 7, 1879) was the leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement. Guðni Ágústsson (born April 9 1949) is an Icelandic politician who has been Chairman of the Progressive Party since 2007. Steingrímur Steinþórsson was Prime Minister of Iceland from 14 March 1950 to 11 September 1953.