Young voters turned up in numbers at this year's parliamentary elections, as 75.2% of 18 and 19-year olds voted.
Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has asked for further information on the U.S. government’s plans for expanding their navy hangars in Keflavík.
Iceland‘s new cabinet enjoys the support of 78% of the nation, according to a new poll from Stöð 2, Fréttablaðið and Vísir.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the newly appointed prime minister of Iceland, holds a master's degree in literature and is due to teach a literature course this spring.
The cabinet, led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, held its first ever state council meeting earlier today.
The coalition agreement between the Independence Party, the Leftist-Green Movement and the Progressive Party was signed earlier this morning and proposes “reinforcing the capacity of the Althingi.”
The chairmen of the three parties that will form Iceland‘s government held a press conference this morning. The coalition agreement was presented and a treaty signed.
A new government will now be formed in Iceland, roughly four weeks after the general elections took place.
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.