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Björn Þórðarsson

In office
December 16, 1942 – October 21, 1944
Preceded by Ólafur Thors
Succeeded by Ólafur Thors

Nationality Iceland
Political party independent
The title of this article contains the following characters: Þ, Ð. Where they are unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Björn Thordarson.

Björn Þórðarson (1879–1963) was Prime Minister of Iceland from December 16, 1942 to October 21, 1944, in the only government that did not rely on parliamentary support. He was prime minister when Iceland gained independence from Denmark. His cabinet was named the Coca-Cola rule because two of its ministers started franchises of two big American companies during the US occupation during World War II. Vilhjálmur Þór, from the Progressive party, took on ESSO, and Björn Ólafsson, later a member of the Alþingi, founded Vífilfell, the company that sells Coca Cola in Iceland.

Preceded by
Ólafur Thors
Prime Minister of Iceland
Succeeded by
Ólafur Thors


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