Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson (2017)

Independence Party (Iceland) Reform Party (Iceland) Bright Future (Iceland)
Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson
44th Cabinet of Iceland
Bjarni Benediktsson vid Nordiska Radets session i Stockholm.jpg
Date formed11 January 2017 (2017-01-11)
Date dissolved15 September 2017 (2017-09-15)
People and organisations
Head of stateGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
Head of governmentBjarni Benediktsson
Member parties
Election(s)2016 parliamentary election
PredecessorSigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
SuccessorKatrín Jakobsdóttir

The Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson was formed on 11 January 2017, following the 2016 parliamentary election. The cabinet was led by Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence Party, who served as Prime Minister of Iceland.

The cabinet was a coalition government consisting the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future. Together they held 32 of the 63 seats in the Parliament of Iceland and served as a majority government. In the cabinet, there were eleven ministers where six were from the Independence Party, three were from the Reform Party and two were from Bright Future.[1]


Incumbent Minister Ministry Party
Bjarni Benediktsson Prime Minister Prime Minister's Office IP
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson Minister for Foreign Affairs Ministry for Foreign Affairs IP
Benedikt Jóhannesson Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs RP
Sigríður Ásthildur Andersen Minister of Justice Ministry of the Interior IP
Jón Gunnarsson Minister of Transport and Local Government IP
Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Ministry of Industries and Innovation RP
Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation IP
Björt Ólafsdóttir Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources BF
Kristján Þór Júlíusson Minister of Education, Science and Culture Ministry of Education, Science and Culture IP
Þorsteinn Víglundsson Minister of Social Affairs and Equality Ministry of Welfare RP
Óttarr Proppé Minister of Health BF

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