Jenis av Rana

Jenis av Rana

Jenis av Rana
Leader of Centre Party
Assumed office
Preceded by Álvur Kirke
In office
Preceded by Álvur Kirke
Succeeded by Bill Justinussen
Member of the Løgting
Assumed office
Personal details
Born 7 January 1953
Trongisvágur, Faroe Islands
Political party Centre Party (Miðflokkurin)

Jenis Kristian av Rana (born 7 January 1953 in Trongisvágur) is a Faroese medical practitioner[1] and politician (Centre Party (Miðflokkurin)). He has been elected to the Løgting (the Faroese parliament) since 1994 and has been parliamentary leader for his party since then. He is the leader of the Centre Party since 2001 and was also the parties leader from 1994 to 1997. Jenis av Rana is a very religious man and is a controversial figure in Faroese politics because of his attitude towards homosexual people. He has said several times, that the Centre Party has one primary issue which was the ethical issue, all other political issues were less important.[2] In September 2010 he refused a dinner invitation because he did not want to sit and dine with the Icelandic prime minister at that time, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, because she was gay.[3][4]


Jenis av Rana is the son of Aslaug and Dánjal av Rana, former mayor of Tvøroyri. He is married and has one child. After finishing high school, he worked as a teacher in Tvøroyri and Froðba 1972–1974. He studied in Aarhus University and graduate in medicine in 1983. Jenis av Rana has been working as a medical practitioner in Tórshavn since 1995.[5] He is a preacher and radio host and board member of the Christian radio station Lindin,[6] which started to broadcast on 21 January 2001.[7]


  1. "Jenis av Rana" (in Faroese). Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. Bertholdsen, Áki (22 September 2014). "Miðflokkurin setir treytaleyst krav" (in Faroese). (Sosialurin). Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  3. Jónsson, Sigurður Mikael (7 September 2010). "Fordómafulli færeyski þingmaðurinn" (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. Brocklebank, Christopher (7 September 2010). "Faroe Islands MP refuses to dine with Iceland's gay prime minister and her partner". PinkNews. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  5. Dahl, Árni (2002). Løgtingið 150 – Hátíðarrit (PDF) (in Faroese). 2. Tórshavn: Løgting. pp. 342–343. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  6. "Search Results for: jenis av rana" (in Faroese). Lindin. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  7. "Um Lindina" (in Faroese). Lindin. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
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