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Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Critical of High Court

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson believes it was a major mistake after the 2008 banking collapse to make use of an ancient and outdated clause in the Icelandic constitution to assemble the High Court of Iceland.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Pleased with Our President

Nearly all Icelanders are pleased with the performance of our president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, according to a poll published Sunday.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

No One Given Mandate to Form Government

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.

Puzzle

Government Puzzle Unsolved

Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson and Left-Green Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir have decided not to start formal coalition negotiations.

Cocktail shaker set.

New Coalition Cocktail Being Mixed?

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.

Presidential inauguration

President to Visit Denmark

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.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Left-Green Leader to Form Government

During their meeting at Bessastaðir, the Icelandic presidential residence, today, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson formally gave Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir the mandate to form a government.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Sells Emergency Worker

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid formally launched a fundraising effort of Icelandic rescue teams, ICE-SAR, yesterday.

Money

Unions Criticize MPs’ Pay Raise

The decision of the Icelandic Wage Council to increase the pay of elected officials by up to 44 percent this month has been harshly criticized by a number of people.

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