Sigmundur David is 38 years old, born in 1975, and he will be the youngest prime minister in Iceland since the 1930's. Bjarni Benediktsson is born in 1970.
There will be a total of 9 ministers, which is an increase by one minister. The Independence Party will get 5 ministers but the Progressive Party will get 4 ministers. The ministry of the environment will be merged into the ministry of agriculture and fisheries. Two ministers will be at the ministry of welfare, which has not been done before. One ministry will be added, that is the ministry of social affairs, but since the ministry of agriculture was abolished the total number of ministries stays the same.
The new ministers in Iceland:
Prime Minister - Mr. Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson - Progressive Party
Minister of foreign affairs - Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson - Progressive Party
Minister of agriculture, fisheries and the environment - Mr. Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson - Progressive Party
Minister of social affairs - Ms. Eyglo Hardardottir - Progressive Party
Minister of finance and economic affairs - Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson - Independence Party
Minister of the interior - Ms. Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir - Independence Party
Minister of education and culture - Mr. Illugi Gunnarsson - Independence Party
Minister of industries - Ms. Ragnheidur Elin Arnadottir - Independence Party
Minister of health - Mr. Kristjan Thor Juliusson - Independence Party
Only three of the nine ministers are women.