The government’s new bill on changes to the election laws was discussed by the chairpersons of all political parties on Wednesday evening. They debated whether the laws can be amended in time for the next parliamentary elections, scheduled for April 25.
Inside the Althingi parliament. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
The proposed changes include that voters will have increased opportunities to influence the ranking of candidates within each party and thus their chances of obtaining a seat in parliament or in the cabinet, Fréttabladid reports.
Minister of Finance, Fisheries and Agriculture, and chairman of the Left-Greens, Steingrímur J. Sigfússon said the government is hoping to have the bill passed by parliament before the upcoming elections.
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