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Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Puzzle Where Pieces Don’t Fit

After the five-party coalition talks, led by Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir failed yesterday afternoon, it is unclear what happens next.

Alþingishúsið

State of Treasury Worse than Expected

Political party leaders now engaged in coalition talks agree that the state of the Icelandic treasury is not as good as had been suggested leading up to the parliamentary election.

Alþingishúsið

Formal Five-Party Coalition Talks Begin Today

The party groups of the Pirate Party, the Social Democratic Alliance, the Reform Party and Bright Future agreed at a meeting yesterday that they were ready to begin formal coalition talks led by Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Left-Green Leader to Form Government

During their meeting at Bessastaðir, the Icelandic presidential residence, today, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson formally gave Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir the mandate to form a government.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Independence Party Leader May Return Mandate

Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson told RÚV last night that if his conversations with the leaders of other parties don’t yield results before the weekend, he might have to return his mandate to form a government.

Money

Unions Criticize MPs’ Pay Raise

The decision of the Icelandic Wage Council to increase the pay of elected officials by up to 44 percent this month has been harshly criticized by a number of people.

Óttarr Proppé

Bright Future Wants Reform Party to Lead

At a meeting with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today, Ótarr Proppé, chairman of Bright Future, suggested that Reform Party Chairman Benedikt Jóhannesson be given the mandate to form a government.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Pirates Suggest Minority Government

Following the Icelandic parliamentary election on Saturday, Pirate Party members have suggested that a minority government of the Left-Green Movement, the Reform Party and Bright Future be formed.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Opposition Parties Find Common Ground

All four opposition parties in Iceland, the Pirate Party, the Left-Green Movement, Bright Future and the Social Democratic Alliance, have declared a willingness to form a government together following Saturday’s parliamentary election.

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