Constitutional Bill Pending in Iceland’s Parliament

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Constitutional Bill Pending in Iceland’s Parliament

The leaders of the coalition’s Social-Democratic Alliance and Left-Green Movement, and the opposition’s Bright Future will today submit a bill at Alþingi, the parliament, which would authorize changes to be carried out on the Constitution of Iceland next term.

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Alþingi. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

They will also submit a parliamentary resolution that the overall review of the constitution on the basis of the proposals made by the Constitutional Council be completed in 2014, on the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Iceland, ruv.is reports.

Chairmen of the opposition’s Independence and Progressive Parties were reportedly informed of these proposals.

A press release from the Social Democrats states that it is hoped that both the bill and resolution can be discussed today and referred to respective committees.

MP Þór Saari of the opposition’s The Movement had stated that he would submit a new vote of no confidence on the government if the overall review of the constitution would not be completed this term.

It remains unclear whether Þór will stand by his words but he stated earlier today that it was becoming increasingly likely that he would submit a vote of no confidence.

ESA