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PM Threatens to Dissolve Parliament and Call for Elections

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PM Threatens to Dissolve Parliament and Call for Elections

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

The PM in parliament yesterday. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has just announced on his Facebook page that he is threatening a dissolution of parliament and elections unless the Independence Party supports the government in completing its mission.

He met with Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson this morning and said he told him “if the party’s MPs don’t have the courage to support the government in completing our common projects, I would dissolve parliament and call for elections as soon as possible.”

“I’m proud of my work in politics so far, and unafraid to put that in the judgement of voters, be it now or later. I’m also proud of my wife and the honesty and sacrifice she has always shown,” the Facebook post reads.

Sigmundur is meeting with President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson right now. If the president accepts that parliament be dissolved, then there would have to be elections within 45 days.

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