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New Government November 2017

78% Support the New Cabinet

Iceland‘s new cabinet enjoys the support of 78% of the nation, according to a new poll from Stöð 2, Fréttablaðið and Vísir.

Four Party Coalition Talks Disbanded

Four Party Coalition Talks Disbanded

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.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Four Parties Begin Coalition Talks

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, chairman of the Leftist-Green Movement has just received the President's mandate to lead coalition talks with three other parties. Those parties are the Social Democratic Party, the Progressive Party and the Pirate Party.

Alþingishúsið

Left-leaning Government Less Likely

Following last Saturday‘s general elections, it is currently unclear what sort of government will be formed. Yesterday, the chairmen of every party that gained seats in parliament met with the President to discuss the next steps.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Elections Forthcoming

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson met with all party leaders on September 16th to work discuss the dissolution of the government which occurred last week when Bright Future pulled out of the governing three-party coalition.

Björt Ólafsdóttir.

Minister Apologizes for Parliamentary Photo Shoot

Björt Ólafsdóttir, Iceland’s minister for the environment, says that the decision to have a photo shoot inside Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament building, which was used for a British company’s marketing campaign, was made in jest between friends.

Equal pay bill.

Iceland’s Equal Pay Certificate Bill Gets Attn

The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.

Berufjörður, road closed.

Will Road Closure Pave Way for Funding?

Residents of the East Fjords are angry over the announcement Friday by Minister of Transport and Local Government Jón Gunnarsson to postpone improvements of the bumpy part of the Ring Road in Berufjörður fjord.

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