Árni Páll Árnason

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Árni Páll Árnason

Árni Páll Árnason (born May 23, 1966 in Reykjavík ) is an Icelandic politician ( Alliance ). He was Minister of Social Affairs from 2009 to 2010 and Minister of Economics in the government of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II from 2010 to 2011 .

Árni Páll closed in 1991 to study law at the University of Iceland from. From 1991 to 1992 he studied European law at the College of Europe in Bruges , Belgium . From 1992 to 1994, Árni Páll worked as an advisor to the then Icelandic Foreign Minister Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson . He then worked, among other things, as First Secretary of the Icelandic Delegation to NATO and the Western European Union in Brussels and represented Iceland on the NATO Political Committee from 1995 to 1998. From 1998 to 2007 he worked as a lawyer with his own practice, after he was licensed as a local court lawyer ( héraðsdómslögmaður ) in 1997.

From 2007 to 2016 he was a member of the Icelandic parliament Althing for the Southwest constituency . In February 2013, he was elected party chairman to succeed Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir with 62% of the delegate's votes. In this office he was replaced in June 2016 by Oddný G. Harðardóttir after he had not run for re-election.

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  1. Árni Páll Árnason, Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security ( English ) Velferðarráðuneytið. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  2. Former Minister of Economic Affairs, the new head of the Icelandic Social Democrats. derStandard.at , February 3, 2013, accessed on May 1, 2013 .
  3. Hjálmar Friðriksson: Oddný nýr formaður: Finn fyrir ábyrgð ( Icelandic ) RÚV. June 3, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  4. Alex Elliott: Social Democrat Leader Cancels Re-election Campaign ( English ) In: Iceland Review Online . May 7, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2016.