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Dissolving majority on Reykjavik City Council?

Discussions between the Social Democratic Alliance, Progressive Party and the Left-Green Party about the future of the R-coalition are at a stand still.

Final attempts by the parties to structure the R-Coalition slate of candidates for next spring’s city council elections broke up last night reports the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV.

The R-Coalition, formed by the three parties, currently holds the majority on the Reykjavík City Council.

Before last night’s meeting a proposal was in place to put three candidates from each party in a nine person group to form a slate. RÚV reports that the proposal consisted of a paper snippet with “3+3+3” written on it.

RÚV reports that going into last night’s meeting the Social Democrats wanted to change their “3” into a “4” and the other “3s” into “2s”, to form an “8”, but the other parties were not willing to accept this proposal.

“This is something that the Left-Greens are not willing to agree,” said Svandís Svavarsdóttir a representative from the Left-Green Party.

“There is no political will to continue the R-Coalition,” said Steingrímur J. Sigfússon leader of the Left-Green Party.

Thorlákur Björnsson from the Progressive Party said it was too early to announce the “death of the coalition”.

But, according to RÚV, although the coalition has not officially been dissolved, its future seems to be in doubt.

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