2. Høgni Karsten Hoydal
Høgni Hoydal, is a Faroese politician, who is the current Minister of Fisheries and deputy prime minister. He has been the party leader of Tjóðveldi since 1998.
Høgni Hoydal was a reporter of the Faroese national television station, Kringvarp Føroya, for some years prior to his election to the Faroese parliament in 1998.
In 2001, he was elected as one of the two Faroese members of the Danish Folketing. He was re-elected in 2005 and re-elected again in 2007; but in the 2011 election lost the party’s only Folketing seat to the Social Democrats’ Sjúrður Skaale