Ögmundur Jónasson

Ögmundur Jónasson
  • Date of Birth: July 17th, 1948
  • Party: Left-Green Movement

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík Constituency 1995-2003, for the Reykjavík South Constituency 2003-2007 and for the Southwest Constituency since 2007.

Party group

  • Chairman of the Left-Green Movement's parliamentary group 1999-2009.
  • Chairman of the Non-Aligned parliamentary group 1998-1999.

Present committees

  • Member of the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee since 2013 (Chairman since 2013).
  • Member of the Icelandic delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly since 2013.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Environment Committee 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Fisheries and Agriculture Committee 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Social Affairs and Social Security Committee 2007-2009 and 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Economy and Taxation Committee 2007-2009 and 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Economy and Trade Committee 1999-2007.
  • Member of the Social Affairs Committee 1997-1998.
  • Member of the General Affairs Committee on 1995-1997, 1998-1999 and 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Health and Social Security Committee 1995-1996.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 1999-2003, 2004 and 2005-2007.
  • Member of the Credentials Committee 1999-2007.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees 1999-2003.

Ministerial career

  • Minister of the Interior 2011-2013.
  • Minister of Justice and Human Rights and Minister of Transport, Communications and Local Government 2010.
  • Minister of Health and Social Security 2009.