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Alþingi to Reconvene Today

Alþingishúsið

Alþingishúsið, the Icelandic parliamentary building. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, reconvenes today, starting with a sermon at 1:30 pm at Dómkirkjan, the Reykjavík Cathedral, RÚV reports.

Incidentally, the opening of Alþingi falls on the centennial anniversary of the birth of Iceland’s beloved former president Kristján Eldjárn, who died in 1982.

Following the ceremony at the cathedral, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Bishop Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir, ministers, members of parliament and other guests will walk over to the parliamentary building, Alþingishúsið, where the president will formally open the 146th legislative session.

No government has been formed yet, following the October 29 election, but the outgoing coalition still serves as a caretaker government. Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir received the mandate to form a government Friday. She is engaged in informal five-party coalition talks with the Left-Green Movement, the Reform Party, Bright Future and the Social Democratic Alliance.

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