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Iceland’s PM: Icesave Vote within Two Months

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir said yesterday that she expects that the national referendum on the new Icesave legislation, which the president vetoed yesterday, can take place within two months.


Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Sigurdardóttir mentioned that the Constitutional Assembly could possibly be voted on at the same time, reports. The Constitutional Assembly election was recently invalidated by the Supreme Court.

The parliamentary groups of both coalition parties, the Social Democrats and the Left-Greens, met to discuss the president’s decision last night. The opinions of Left-Green MPs varied as some of them had voted for a national referendum on Icesave.

The government had not heard from its British and Dutch negotiating partners regarding their reaction to the president’s veto last night.

Click here to read more about Icesave and here to read more about the Constitutional Assembly.

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