The Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
Aksel Vilhelmson Johannesen (born 8 November 1972) is the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands representing the Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin). He took office on 22 December 2022.
This is his second term as Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands. He was also Prime Minister from 2015 to 2019.
Born in Klaksvík
Aksel V. Johannesen was born in Klaksvík. He is a lawyer and a solicitor by trade and worked as a lawyer in Tórshavn from 2007 until he became an active politician. He graduated with a Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen in 2004.
Elected in 2011
Johannesen was first elected to the Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, in 2011. Since 2011 he has been the leader of the Social Democratic Party.