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Iceland’s Constitutional Council Fully Appointed

By Iceland Review

iris-lind-saemundsdottir_stjornlThe person who placed 26th in the Constitutional Assembly election on November 27, 2010, and was the runner-up next in line, Íris Lind Saemundsdóttir, announced to the Constitutional Council’s preparation committee yesterday that she would like to accept the invitation to join the council.

All but one of the 25 elects, Inga Lind Karlsdóttir, decided to take a seat on the council—which will be held instead of the invalidated Constitutional Assembly—so only one of the runner-ups had to be approached.

The Constitutional Council is now fully appointed and will convene for the first time on April 6. Its purpose is, for the most part, the same as that of the Constitutional Assembly, to review the Constitution of Iceland and propose changes to it to the Althingi parliament.

Click here to read more about the council.

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