Scandinavia and the World

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The odd man out 11 2, 9:37pm

@DreHemmer No way Katrín was just picked as party leader and eventually prime minister because she was a woman. Picking her as the leader was a great strategic choice at the time, as when she was in opposition she oozed charisma and her party arguably got a lot stronger for that. Personally I also found her more objective less likely to get stuck in arguments than Steingrímur (who had of course been way to long in parliament, at least now he plays a neutral role). She has become less popular as her party has had to compromise with these two right wing parties. You can argue she has compromised too much although I am not sure about that my self.