Halldór Ásgrímsson is a politician Icelandic, Prime Minister (is Forsætisráðherrar) of Iceland of the September 15th 2004 with the June 15th 2006 and chair Parti progress (is Framsóknarflokkurinn) since 1994.
Halldór Ásgrímsson was born the September 8th 1947. It enters to the Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, in 1974 as a representative of the East and this until in 1978. Starting from 1979 and until in 2003, it is elected to represent the district of Reykjavík - northern.
It returns to the government in 1983 to the post of minister of the Fisheries, a very important economic station that it keeps until in 1991. It cumulates other stations: Minister for the Scandinavian Co-operation of 1985 with 1987 and Minister for the Justice and the ecclesiastical Businesses of 1988 with 1989.
In 1994 it assumes the chairmanship of the Parti progress and, following a government coalition with the Parti independence (is Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) , of the Prime Minister for the time, Davíð Oddsson, Halldór Ásgrímsson is named Foreign Minister the April 10th 1995.
The legislative elections of 2003 are difficult for the Party of independence. Even if the coalition between the Party of independence and the Party of progress is always majority in Alþingi and if the Party of independence remains the dominant party of the coalition, Oddsson agrees to yield its post of Prime Minister to Ásgrímsson in the course of mandate.
The May 27th 2006, whereas the country passes through an economic serious attack, the Party of progress loses half of its voters to the municipal elections. The June 5th according to, Halldór Ásgrímsson announces the resignation of its government and its withdrawal of the political life. The June 15th, the president of the Party of independence, Geir Haarde, which was up to that point Foreign Minister, succeeds to him the post of Prime Minister.
Simple: Halldór Ásgrímsson
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