Faero Islands Ministers

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Faero Islands/ Færøerne/Føroyar
(Female suffrage 1918) A Danish External Territory with autonomy and Home rule since 1948. Part of The Danish Rigsfælleskab, the Commonwealth of the Realm

See also Faero_Islands_Parliament

1984-89 Minister of Finances, Trade and Environment Jóngerð Jensina Purkhús
1989-91 Minister of Economy, Statistics, Transport and Justice
She later worked as Assistant Secretary of Budget in the Ministry of Economy.

1988-89 Minister of Communal and General Affairs Karolina Petersen

1991-93 Minister of Justice, Education Culture and Church Affairs Marita Sámalsdóttir Petersen
1993-94 Premier Minister (Løgmanður) and Minister of External Relations, the Underground, Administration and Public Wages 
1994-95 Chairperson of the Lógting (Assembly)
Chairperson of the Social Democrats 1993-96 and 1998-2001 substitute member of the Danish Folketing. She lived (1940-2001)

1995-2001 High Commissioner Vibeke Larsen
Statsamtmand of Vestsjælland (Western Sealand) Denmark 2001-07 and Director of the State Administation of the Region of Sealand from 2006. (b. 1949-)

1998-2001 Minister of Social Affairs and Health Helena Dam á Neystabø
2008 Minister of Law Affairs and Justice
2008-11 Minister of
Education, Research, Culture and Church Affairs
Chairperson of the
Sjálvstýrisflokkurin (Self-governing Party) 1994-2001, but switched to Javnaðarflokkurin (Social Democrats) in 2001. She is daughter and granddaughter of two former Premiers, Atli Dam and Petur Mohr Dam, both of the Social Democrats. (b. 1955-)

2001-05 High Commissioner Birgit Kleis
Before becoming rigsombudsmand or
ríkisumboðsmann, she was a civil servant in the Danish Ministry of Justice. (b. 1944-)

2002-03 Minister of Education, Research, Culture and Church Affairs Annlis Bjarkhamar
(b. 1974-)

2003 Minister of Education, Research, Culture and Church Affairs Annita á Fríðriksmørk 
MP from 1998 and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Tjóðveldi from 2008. (b. 1968-).

2008 Minister of Business Affairs and Trade Bjørt Samuelsen
Former teacher and advisor of the Løgmand. Member of the Landsting from 2008. (b. 1965-).

2008 Minister of Education, Research, Culture and Church Affairs Kristina Háfoss
2015- Minister of Finance
Member of the Lagting 2002-04 and from 2010 mother of 3 children. (b. 1975-).

2008 Minister of Education, Research, Culture and Church Affairs Óluva Klettskard
Member of the Lagting. She was only in office for a few weeks before the coalition broke down. (b. 1965-).

2008-11 Minister of Interior Annika Olsen
2011-15 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs
Member of the City Council of
Tórshavn 2004-08 and MP for Fólkaflokkurin from 2008. Left the party in 2015. Mother of 2 (b. 1975-).

2008-11 Minister of Social Affairs Rósa Samuelsen
MP for Sambandsflokkurin from 2008. (b. 1959-).

2015- Minister of Social Affairs Rigmor Dam

2015- Minister of Culture and Education Eyðgunn Samuelsen

2015- Minister of Health Sirið Stenberg


Last update 20.09.15