The government under Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson has disbanded after eight months in power.
Coalition talks have broken down between the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future, Kjarninn reports.
Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson told RÚV last night that if his conversations with the leaders of other parties don’t yield results before the weekend, he might have to return his mandate to form a government.
Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson believes it would be best to form a three-party government.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson just announced at a press conference that he has given Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson the mandate to form a new government.
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.
Eleven out of 14 women on the board of the National Federation of Independence Party Women already have or are planning to resign.