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Four Party Coalition Talks Disbanded

Four Party Coalition Talks Disbanded

The chairmen of the four parties announced that coalition talks had been disbanded earlier today. Photo: A screenshot from RÚV.

Coalition talks between four parties have just been disbanded. The chairmen of all four parties have confirmed that the reason is due to the Progressive Party's scepticism towards such a slim majority of 32 seats against 31 in opposition.

On Thursday, Jakobsdóttir received the President‘s mandate to lead coalition talks with three other parties, the Social Democratic Alliance, the Progressive Party and the Pirate Party. All four chairmen stressed that talks went very well, although the Progressive Party‘s doubts towards the slim majority never changed, prompting them to disband talks earlier today.

According to Jakobsdóttir, she will meet with the President at 5 PM today. Before potentially returning the mandate, other options will be explored.

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