Opposition Not Surprised by Left-Green Split

sigmundurdavid-althingi-280910_pkSigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson, chairman of the Progressive Party, the country’s second-largest opposition party, said he is not surprised by the resignation of Left-Green MPs Atli Gíslason and Lilja Mósesdóttir from the government coalition. Bjarni Benediktsson, chairman of the Independence Party, the largest opposition party, agrees.

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Island spendet für Libyen und Japan

money-banknotes_psDie Isländische Regierung wird 12 Millionen ISK (74.000 Euro) an internationaler Nothilfe an Libyen und 10 Millionen ISK (62.000 Euro) an Japan spenden, wie Aussenminister Össur Skarphédinsson entschieden hat. Er kündigte seine Absicht auf einer Kabinettssitzung am Freitag an.

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Situation of Iceland’s Government Uncertain

althingi-voting-280910_pkProfessor in political science Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson said the Social Democrat-Left-Green coalition has been weak for a long time; it has even been referred to as a minority government. It is uncertain what impact the resignation of MPs Atli Gíslason and Lilja Mósesdóttir from the coalition yesterday will have on the government.

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