Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson made an official visit to President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today to formally dissolve the government coalition, RÚV reports. The president confirmed in a press conference following the meeting that elections will be held October 28th. Guðni stated he discussed the option of forming a new government with the chairmen of all parliamentary parties, but it was not in the cards.
The president also rejected Bjarni’s proposal to dissolve parliament immediately, stating it could remain in session until the election.
The president added that the chairmen of the governing parties would meet the Speaker of Parliament today to decide how to continue working until the election.
“The power is in the hands of the parliamentarians,” stated Guðni.