Minister of Industry and Travel to take on duties of Minister of Justice

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir will be replacing Sigríður Andersen as Minister of Justice for the time being as well as continuing her duties as Minister of Travel, Industry and innovation.  

Sigríður Andersen announced her decision to step aside yesterday. 

The decision, which is said to be a temporary one, was announced by Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party and Financial Minister a short while ago.  He told press that Gylfadóttir is a lawyer and therefore well versed in the field. 

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