The prime minister’s assistant said that he’d like to see outgoing Minister of Justice Ragna Árnardóttir run for president of Iceland.
Ragna had been hired as Minister of Justice on 1 February 2009 as a non-political appointee. Since then, her time in office has been marked by controversy, in particular with regards to refugee and immigration issues, and police powers.
Hrannar Arnarsson, writing on Facebook, said in part, “Ragna will do well no matter where – I would like to see her at Bessastaðir,” referring to the residence of the president of Iceland.
Ragna, for her part, told Fréttablaðið that she has no further interest in politics.
“No, it’s been quite a wonderful time and lots to do, and I like it that way,” she said in part, “I just don’t know what I intend to do next. [Politics] is the one thing that I know I’m not getting into. Everything else is undecided.”