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Iceland Election: Sigmundur Davíð to be Prime Minister

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Iceland Election: Sigmundur Davíð to be Prime Minister

sigmundurdavidgunnlaugsson_althingiChairman of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson will become Iceland’s next prime minister and leader of the Independence Party, Bjarni Benediktsson, will take up the position of Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, as reported in the Icelandic media yesterday.

However, the news has yet to be officially confirmed.

The two parties, which won a combined 51 percent of the vote and 19 seats in parliament, have been in coalition talks since the general election on April 27. Discussions on the division of the ministries is expected to conclude today.

Related:

17.05.2013 | Iceland Coalition Talks in Final Stages, Decision Awaited

16.05.2013 | Iceland Coalition Talks: Issues Done, Ministries Remain

15.05.2013 | Icelandic Minister: Election a Signal for Rest of Europe

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