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Former Left-Green MP Joins Progressive Party

Ásmundur Einar Dadason, who recently ceased working for the Left-Green Movement in parliament, has now joined the opposition’s Progressive Party. In a statement the MP said he was impressed by the party’s policy and its development through the leadership of Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson.


Einarsson on his sheep farm. Photo by Páll Stefánsson. Click here to read a feature on the politicial farmer.

“The Progressive Party has fought hard against the lawless claims made by the British, Dutch and the EU in the Icesave dispute. In that the party demonstrated a firm policy and stood by the majority of the nation from day one,” Dadason wrote, according to

Dadason was elected to parliament for the Left-Greens in 2009. In April he left the party’s parliamentary group, stating that the main reason for this move being that he doesn’t support the government’s policy on having Iceland join the European Union.

Click here to read more about Dadason leaving the Left-Greens.

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