The coalition agreement between the Independence Party, the Leftist-Green Movement and the Progressive Party was signed earlier this morning and proposes “reinforcing the capacity of the Althingi.”
The chairmen of the three parties that will form Iceland‘s government held a press conference this morning. The coalition agreement was presented and a treaty signed.
A new government will now be formed in Iceland, roughly four weeks after the general elections took place.
Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson announced in a letter on his website he will be leaving the party to form a new one.
Close to 18 percent of those who voted for the Progressive Party in Iceland’s northeast electoral district crossed out the name of former PM and former party chairman Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.
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.
The latest reports regarding the course of events at the Icelandic Progressive Party convention last weekend have to do with buses of strangers.
Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, newly elected leader of the Progressive Party, told RÚV this morning that he is willing to work with anyone within the party.
This afternoon, the Progressive Party elected Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson as its new leader.
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.
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.
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.
The weekend after this one, the future of two prominent politicians of the Progressive Party could be determined.
Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eygló Harðardóttir has not decided whether to run against former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson as leader of the Progressive Party.
Iceland’s ruling Progressive Party would lose 15 of its current 19 MPs if an election were held today, a new poll claims. The poll also predicts that no two parties would be able to form a coalition government, unless one of them were the Pirate Party.