Iceland‘s new cabinet enjoys the support of 78% of the nation, according to a new poll from Stöð 2, Fréttablaðið and Vísir.
Election Government Parliament
The Left-Green Movement, Independence Party, and Progressive Party will each hold internal meetings today to vote on a proposed coalition government of the three parties.
Left-Green Movement Chairman Katrín Jakobsdóttir arrived at President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson’s residence Bessastaðir this morning at 10:30, where he is expected to officially grant her the authority to form a government.
Chairmen of The Left-Green Movement, The Independence Party, and The Progressive Party are meeting this morning at 9:30 to begin formal coalition talks.
Icelanders upheld the quirky tradition of slipping poems into ballot boxes during Saturday’s parliamentary election.
Though several parties have expressed their willingness to work with others, it is clear that differences in ideology and the distribution of seats will greatly complicate the process.
National broadcaster RÚV has reported on the gender and occupation of candidates running for parliament in the October 28th election.
Jon Henley, a journalist at the Guardian, has written to MBL in order to answer Icelandic Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson‘s claim against his coverage on Benediktsson last week.
For the past couple of weeks, UK public relations and communication firm Burson-Marstellar has been requesting corrections on news articles about Iceland in at least 11 major international media sources on behalf of the Icelandic government.
Current Prime Minister of Iceland Bjarni Benediktsson sold millions of ISK in assets at Glitnir bank before the 2008 banking collapse.
New information has come forth confirming that Wintris, an offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s wife, did not pay taxes in Iceland according to law over a period of several years.