Political party leaders now engaged in coalition talks agree that the state of the Icelandic treasury is not as good as had been suggested leading up to the parliamentary election.
The party groups of the Pirate Party, the Social Democratic Alliance, the Reform Party and Bright Future agreed at a meeting yesterday that they were ready to begin formal coalition talks led by Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir.
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.
Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir has been invited to Bessastaðir, the Icelandic president’s residence, today.
Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson met with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at 5:30 pm.
Coalition talks have broken down between the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future, Kjarninn reports.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, MP for the Pirate Party in Iceland, caught international attention Friday night for her performance on Skavlan, a popular Scandinavian television talk show.
As soon as it was clear that Donald Trump had won Tuesday’s US presidential election, the number of US residents entering the internet search words “moving/move to Iceland” skyrocketed.
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.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent US President Elect Donald Trump a letter yesterday, congratulating him on his victory.
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has sent his congratulations to US President Elect Donald Trump.
Donald Trump may have been elected president of the United States, but mock election results in Iceland were different.
Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs Lilja Alfreðsdóttir was interviewed on RÚV radio this morning and asked about her reaction to Donald Trump having been elected President of the US.
Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson believes it would be best to form a three-party government.
The leaders of three political parties, Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence Party, Benedikt Jóhannesson of the Reform Party and Óttarr Proppé of Bright Future, talked informally last weekend about a potential government coalition.
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.
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 President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited Independence Party Chairman Bjarni Benediktsson to the presidential residence this morning.
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.
The Icelandic Wage Council has increased the salary of the president of Iceland, members of parliament and government ministers.