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PM Calls on Opposition to Cooperate

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PM Calls on Opposition to Cooperate

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Photo: Páll Kjartansson.

The Icelandic prime minister says opposition parties are filibustering parliament over every item on the agenda, and that he doesn’t quite understand why.

He says that not very many of the bills under discussion are controversial, though the framework plan on hydroelectric dams certainly is, and that it should be possible to find agreement on passing most agenda items.

“There is filibustering on all issues and the biggest problem is that it’s hard to know what the goal of it is, as not many of the issues need to be controversial issues. The framework plan is definitely a controversial issue, but other than that one feels people are creating reasons to fight but that it is built on some real reasons.”

Sigmundur Davíð told RÚV that when Members of Parliament finally get together and decide to pass agenda items, it doesn’t have to take a long time to bring parliament to a close for the summer.

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