Faroe Islands profile - Leaders

Queen: Margrethe II of Denmark

Prime minister: Aksel Vilhelmsson Johannesen

Aksel Vilhelmsson Johannesen became prime minister in September 2015 after the Social Democratic Party, which he has led since 2011, formed a coalition with the Republican Party and the Progressive Party.

A lawyer and solicitor by training, Johannesen has previously served as minister of health affairs and minister of finance.