Centre Party MP Gunnar Bragi Returns from Leave Skip to content

Centre Party MP Gunnar Bragi Returns from Leave

By Larissa Kyzer

Centre Party MP Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has resumed his seat in parliament after a voluntary leave of absence that he took last week. Although the reason for the leave—Gunnar Bragi’s second since he got caught up in the Klaustur political scandal in late 2018—was not given at the time, Vísir now reports that Gunnar Bragi took the leave in order to be with his son, who badly injured his foot in a tractor accident.

Gunnar Bragi is the chair of the Centre Party and his chairing duties were taken over by Bergþór Ólason when he took his leave. His seat on parliament was temporarily filled by alternate MP Una María Óskarsdóttir, who will now be stepping down with his return.

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