The conflict within the Progressive Party continued over the weekend.
PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson just announced on RÚV TV that he plans to run against former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson for the position of chairman of the Progressive Party.
The party group of the Progressive Party has just declared its full support of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the party leader.
A new poll by MMR shows the Pirate Party and the Independence party running neck and neck, each with 22.7 percent of voters’ support.
Eleven out of 14 women on the board of the National Federation of Independence Party Women already have or are planning to resign.
Jóhann Kristjánsson, the campaign manager of the Pirate Party in Iceland, left his position yesterday.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously voted earlier this week to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously approved a parliamentary resolution last night to ratify The UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson won a convincing victory in the Progressive Party’s primary in the northeast constituency on Saturday in the battle for the top seat of candidates.
Reactions to the report presented Monday, criticizing the re-privatization of the Icelandic banks, continue.
Progressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir, who chairs the Alþingi parliament’s Budget Committee, and Independence Party MP Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, the committee’s first deputy chair, presented a report on Monday criticizing the re-privatization of the banks.
Numerous members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, failed to show up yesterday when an important bill was passed.
In a speech at the Progressive Party’s central committee meeting on Friday, former PM of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, stated he knew his computer had been hacked.
Guðni Ágústsson, former chairman of the Progressive Party, believes the party must be led by a man who can talk to everyone without letting private matters interrupt the government’s work.
According to the National Audit Office, the cost of President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson’s presidential campaign was just over ISK 25 million (USD 217,000, EUR 193,000).
In celebration of the Arctic Council’s 20th anniversary, a two-day round-table discussion is being held in Reykjavík and Akureyri.
MPs from the Progressive and Independence parties voted against an amendment yesterday that would have given permission to cancel government grants to those who have gravely or repeatedly violated animal protection laws.
The weekend after this one, the future of two prominent politicians of the Progressive Party could be determined.
DV reports today that former education minister and former deputy chair of the Independence Party, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, will be leading the list of candidates for the new Reform Party in the Southwest Iceland constituency in this fall’s election.
A Gallup poll conducted July 26-August 31 confirms that the Independence Party and the Pirate Party are Iceland’s largest political parties.
Foreign Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir’s bill on the establishment of a National Security Council was passed at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday. The council will be responsible for Iceland’s policy on national security and will be chaired by the prime minister.