Dagur Eggertsson wins Social Democrat’s primary

With 47% of the vote, Dagur B. Eggertsson won the Social Democrat’s top seat in the primaries for Reykjavík city council reports news station NFS. Dagur was followed by the current mayor, Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir, and the representatives Stefán Jón Hafstein and Björk Vilhelmsdóttir.

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Foreign minister endorses new aluminum smelters

Geir H. Haarde, minister of foreign affairs and the leader of the Independence Party, believes, similar to prime minister Halldór Ásgrímsson, that the Icelandic economy can accommodate three new heavy industry projects, a new aluminum smelter in Helguvík, an enlarged aluminum smelter in Straumsvík and a new aluminum smelter in northern Iceland.

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