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Changes in Reykjavík City Council Inevitable?

Leader of the Independence Party in Reykjavík City Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Ólafur F. Magnússon, the only representative of the Liberal Party in the city council, met for seven hours yesterday to discuss their cooperation.

According to Morgunbladid, the Independence Party has lost its patience with Magnússon, who has often not consulted with his colleagues in the council before making key decisions and important announcements, so the coalition with the Liberal Party is bound to come to an end and changes in the majority coalition within Reykjavík City Council are inevitable.

Representatives of the Independence Party in the city council believe that there is not enough solidarity at hand to take on challenging projects ahead, surrounding issues such as the new budget, employment and other economic issues.

Apparently the Independence Party has been dissatisfied with Mayor Magnússon for a long time, claiming, according to Morgunbladid, that he is too caught up in smaller issues.

But a definite end to their coalition has not yet been decided and Kristjánsdóttir and other Independence Party members will discuss the matter with Magnússon again today.

Fréttabladid predicts that the Independence Party-Liberal Party coalition will be terminated today and that a new majority coalition within Reykjavík City council will be announced.

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