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Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Four Parties Begin Coalition Talks

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, chairman of the Leftist-Green Movement has just received the President's mandate to lead coalition talks with three other parties. Those parties are the Social Democratic Party, the Progressive Party and the Pirate Party.

Alþingishúsið

Left-leaning Government Less Likely

Following last Saturday‘s general elections, it is currently unclear what sort of government will be formed. Yesterday, the chairmen of every party that gained seats in parliament met with the President to discuss the next steps.

thorgerdur_katrin_and_dog

Import of Cats and Dogs Reassessed

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir will prepare a new risk assessment for the Icelandic government on the import of cats and dogs.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

New Information Regarding Wintris Tax Payments

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.

Syrian refugees at Bessastaðir.

Restored Honour Abolished

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had its last parliamentary session yesterday before the upcoming elections. Due to the time being very short, not a lot was settled upon.

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