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.
Yesterday, Iceland and the US signed a joint agreement regarding cooperation in the area of defense.
Members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will cooperate closely to maintain close trade and business relations with the UK.
Historian and Associate Professor Guðni Th. Jóhannesson appeared on RÚV television shortly after midnight and celebrated what appears to be his victory in Iceland’s presidential election.
Sveinbjörg Birna Björnsdóttir, who represents the Progressive Party at the Reykjavík City Council, plans to ask for a temporary leave of absence at a city council meeting today.
Historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is supported by the overwhelming majority of respondents, 55.1 percent. His rate remains stable while support fluctuates for the other candidates. In another survey, Guðni loses 5 percent in one week.
The Icelandic Pirate Party is the largest political party in Iceland with 29.9 percent. Meanwhile, new party Viðreisn, continues to grow and now stands at 9.1 percent, up by 1.2 percent.
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.
A new MMR poll, conducted May 26-June 1, shows presidential candidate Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with 56.6 percent support among voters.
In last night’s closing speeches before summer recess in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, MPs discussed the main events of the parliamentary session and stressed their policies.
Today, Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, passed a bill presented by Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal, bringing major changes to the judicial system.
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.
Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson wants an investigation of the role of the German bank Hauck & Aufhäuser in the purchase of the government’s stake in Búnaðarbanki bank in 2003.
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.
The role of President of Iceland is poorly-defined in the constitution of the Republic, according to two prominent academics.
A poll conducted by Maskína May 10-13 reveals that two out of three voters in Iceland find the post of the president important in the Icelandic political system.
The Independence Party has come top in the latest opinion poll in Iceland, with roughly 31 percent support.
A poll conducted Monday night by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir shows that presidential candidate Guðni Th. Jóhannesson enjoys overwhelming support among voters.