mysterious place, greenland. fantastic pictures, here.
i suspect Johanna Sigurdardottir is one very cool lady.
SHE is 67, white-haired and, with 31 years service as an MP under her belt, seems an unlikely symbol of a troubled nation’s clamour for fresh leadership and new political blood.
But this weekend, when Iceland closes its polling booths, Johanna Sigurdardottir – quiet, elegant and bespectacled – is widely tipped to make modern political history by becoming the world’s first openly lesbian prime minister, and ushering in a new feminine hierarchy.
A Social Democrat with a distinguished, if low-key, political pedigree, Ms Sigurdardottir is still affectionately remembered for a leadership challenge 15 years ago when she thrust a defiant fist in the air and declared: ‘My time will come.” Now a popular slogan in Iceland, it has been seen on T-shirts in the capital, Reykjavik.
for the full story go to the brisbane times.
UPDATE: Looks like the lady is a winner. Projections tip a 53% result for Ms Sigurdardottir. Huzzah!