Speaker of Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, Ásta Ragnheidur Jóhannesdóttir has replied to the letter of Andri Árnason, the lawyer representing former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde, saying that the charges filed against him are consistent with parliamentary procedures.
Speaker of parliament Ásta Ragnheidur Jóhannesdóttir. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
In Árnason’s letter he argues that a prosecutor should have been voted on immediately and since that wasn’t the case, the charges against Haarde should have been dismissed, mbl.is reports.
Yesterday Althingi voted Sigrídur J. Fridjónsdóttir, assistant state prosecutor, to the office of the parliament’s prosecutor and Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson, prosecutor of economic crimes, to the office of assistant prosecutor in the High Court case of Althingi vs. Haarde.
Árnason told Morgunbladid that he will continue to try to have the case against Haarde dismissed.