Iceland’s finance minister says it will not be possible to sell the State’s share in financial institutions before elections this autumn, but that he would like to submit 2017’s budget bill to parliament before it adjourns.
Yesterday, writer Andri Snær Magnason announced he’s running for the position of president of Iceland.
Iceland’s opposition parties have put forth a new bill to the Alþingi parliament declaring no confidence in the entire government and calling for new elections as soon as possible.
Iceland will hold a parliamentary election this autumn, following the Panama Papers scandal which cost Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson his job.
Eyjan reports that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s statement to foreign media, stressing that he is only stepping aside as prime minister for an unspecified amount of time has been far from well received by members of the Independence Party.
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.
Hillary Clinton is the most trusted US presidential hopeful among Icelandic voters, a new poll has revealed.
The results of the latest MMR opinion poll on support for individual political parties and for the sitting government shows that the Pirate Party remains by far the biggest force in Icelandic politics, despite suffering a slight drop in support.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, head of the Left-Green Movement, announced on her Facebook page this morning that she will not be running for the position of president of Iceland in June.
About 20 individuals have either announced their intention to run for the office of president of Iceland in June, are said to be contemplating a run, or their names have repeatedly been associated with a candidacy.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, leader of the Pirate Party, has announced that she’s running again for Alþingi in next year’s elections.
Beauty queen and business woman Linda Pétursdóttir, chosen Miss World in 1988, has in recent weeks been encouraged by a number of people to run for president this summer.
Now that President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has announced he won’t be running again this spring, the field is wide open.
Yesterday, President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced in his New Year’s Day address that he would not run again for reelection.
Presidential elections will be in Iceland next year, but so far, no one has announced the intention to run.
A new Gallup poll reveals that the Pirate Party now enjoys the support of most voters in the City of Reykjavík.
Minister for the Interior Ólöf Nordal has announced her intention to run for the position of vice president of the Independence Party at the party’s general meeting October 23-25.