Greenland’s parliament, Inatsisartut, met to open its spring session on Friday, marking just the second time in 40 years that the body has been led by Inuit Ataqatigiit.
IA leader — and now the country’s new prime minister — Mute B. Egede, led a procession from Annaassisitta Oqaluffia (Nuuk Cathedral) to the Inatsisartut chambers to start the session.
The party bested long-time ruling party Siumut in a snap election held earlier this month, after Siumut lost its governing coalition in February, triggering a vote for a new election.
IA won in part by opposing a controversial rare earths and uranium mine at Kuannersuit (also known as Kvanefjeld) in southern Greenland, but has also pledged to fight social ills.
They are joined in a governing coalition with Naleraq, which plans to push for a speedier path for independence from Denmark.