The new Independence Party-Reform Party-Bright Future coalition government will be announced tomorrow and the new ministers formally take office on Wednesday. The government agenda is to be presented to the parties’ members tonight and made public tomorrow.
Formal coalition talks between the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future begin today.
Voter turnout in the parliamentary election in October was lowest among 20-24 year-olds, or 65.7 percent, and highest among voters aged 65-90 years, or 90.2 percent, as stated in an analysis by Statistics Iceland, published in late December.
Nearly all Icelanders are pleased with the performance of our president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, according to a poll published Sunday.
After Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir returned the mandate to form a government yesterday afternoon, Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent out a statement to the press.
Captain of the Pirate Party Birgitta Jónsdóttir announced shortly before 3 pm today that she intends to return the mandate to lead government formation talks back to President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at 5 pm today.
Today, it will be determined whether the five parties currently considering forging a government coalition, will launch formal talks. The Pirate Party and Social Democrats have declared themselves willing to take the step, the other three parties remain undecided.
The Icelandic government’s budget bill was presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday when Alþingi reconvened.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, reconvenes today, starting with a sermon at 1:30 pm at Dómkirkjan, the Reykjavík Cathedral.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has given Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir the mandate to form a government.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir to meet him at his office.
Support for the Left-Green Movement has increased by 5 percent since the October 29 parliamentary election in Iceland.
Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson and Left-Green Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir have decided not to start formal coalition negotiations.
Last night’s revelations about deplorable conditions at an egg farm owned by Brúnegg have caused outrage among Icelandic consumers, but former Progressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir is angry for other reasons.
RÚV reports that Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson have informed Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson that an agreement has been reached to look into the possibility of forming a coalition between these two parties.
RÚV reported yesterday that the likelihood of a three-party center-right coalition of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future had increased anew.
Nowhere among OECD member countries is as little spent on investment in infrastructure of the healthcare system as in Iceland and Mexico.
Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir is on her way to Bessastaðir, the Icelandic presidential residence, where she is to meet with President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at 10 am.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid have accepted the invitation of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark to an official visit to Denmark.