Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson went to Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, yesterday afternoon to formally ask, on behalf of his government, to be relieved of his duties.
Following the Icelandic parliamentary election, the leaders of the Reform Party and the Independence Party disagree on who should get the mandate to form a government.
When 79.2 percent of votes, or 195,200, have been counted in Iceland’s parliamentary election, the results appear to be as follows:
Voters in Iceland have spoken and early results indicate that neither the opposition parties will have sufficient support to form a government, nor the center-right coalition of the Independents and Progressives.
Polling places in Iceland close at 10 pm, after which time we can expect the initial results of the parliamentary election.
The most famous ballot box in today’s parliamentary election has arrived in Akureyri, North Iceland.
The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter can rescue more than people. In fact, it can rescue a parliamentary election.
With the Icelandic parliamentary election coming up tomorrow, a new poll from MMR has just been published.
A new poll conducted for Morgunblaðið and published today, on the eve of Iceland’s parliamentary election, shows the Independence Party gaining 1.4 percent support since the last such poll.
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.
We reported last week that the oldest candidate for Saturday’s parliamentary election was the 92-year-old Jónsteinn Haraldsson, running for the Left-Green Movement in the Reykjavík South district.
With a parliamentary election only three days away, a new MMR poll shows the same parties in the top five spots as does another poll published today.
There is a new development today regarding the controversial power line to the PCC silicon plant under construction at Bakki, near Húsavík, North Iceland.
A new poll conducted for Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir shows the Independence Party enjoying more support than any other in Iceland, or 25.1 percent.
A new poll conducted for Morgunblaðið October 14-19 shows the Pirate Party enjoying more voter support than any other party, or 22.6 percent.
On October 6, 2008, the decision was made to provide Kaupþing bank with a EUR 500 million loan, even though it was thought unlikely that the loan would ever be repaid.
According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð2 and Vísir, the Left-Green Movement has gained more support than any other Icelandic political party since the last poll.
The Pirate Party would like to begin negotiations now on the possibility of forming a coalition government with other parties in Iceland.
A new poll, published today, conducted for Morgunblaðið by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Iceland, shows the Independence Party leading the political parties with 21.5 of the vote.