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Former Health Minister to Rejoin Iceland’s Cabinet?

There are rumors circling that Ögmundur Jónasson, an MP for the Left-Greens, who resigned from his post as minister of health last year due to a disagreement with the government leaders on Icesave, might rejoin the cabinet.

The government was weakened by the outcome of the referendum on Saturday and requires reinforcement to tackle important and impending projects. The most obvious way to do that is to reappoint Jónasson as minister, according to Fréttabladid’s sources.

The newspaper’s sources from within the Social Democrats and the Left-Greens state that plans for Jónasson’s comeback are in the pipelines and that he will probably rejoin the cabinet shortly after Easter.

However, Jónasson himself has allegedly not been eager to become minister again; the demand is being made by his close political associates. It is unclear whether he will take the chair of health minister again.

Allegedly, other changes are also being planned for the government, including a review of its action plan.

Click here to read more about Jónasson’s resignation.

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