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 Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

Pirates and Independents Neck and Neck

The Pirate Party is once again Iceland’s largest political party with a rating of 26.8 percent, according to the latest MMR survey. The Independence Party, traditionally the country’s largest, has lost its newfound lead but remains close to the Pirates with 24 percent.

Vigdís Hauksdóttir

Progressive Party MP Announces Departure

Vigdís Hauksdóttir, MP for the Progressive Party and chair of Alþingi’s Budget Committee, has has announced she won’t be running for Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, in the elections this fall.

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament

Pirate Party Largest, Viðreisn Gaining Ground

A new poll shows the Pirate Party enjoying more support than any other in Iceland, or 28 percent, while the new party Viðreisn, (which roughly translates into ‘Revival’), takes a leap and measures with 8 percent support.

Donald Trump

Trump in Tax Trouble with Ties to Iceland

Today, the Telegraph published a story about presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his business dealings with the international real estate company Bayrock Group and the Icelandic investment company FL Group in 2007.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Offshore Króna Bill Passed in Parliament

A bill submitted before parliament Friday afternoon by Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson regarding so-called offshore króna accounts was passed late last night with 47 members of parliament voting for it.

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