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Gunnlaugsson, Sigmundur Davíð

Gunnlaugsson, Sigmundur Davíð, 1975–, Icelandic political leader. He worked as a journalist and comedian for Iceland's national radio before he joined the conservative Progressive party and entered politics. In 2009 he was elected party chairman. Subsequently elected to parliament, he became prime minister in 2013 when the Progressive and Independence parties formed a coalition government after the elections. Revelations in the Panama Papers about his wife's ownership of bonds in Iceland's collapsed banks forced his resignation in 2016.

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