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Iceland Considers Reshuffling Ministries

The leaders of Iceland’s government have for the past few days discussed a possible reshuffle within the cabinet so that some ministers may have to step down while other members of the coalition parties may assume their responsibilities.

Government leaders Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde (left) and Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

According to Fréttabladid, the government plans to announce the reorganization of the cabinet at a state council meeting at the end of this month or sooner.

It is possible that ministries will switch duties or that the Independence Party will become responsible for two ministries that are now in the hands of the Social Democrats and the other way around.

Leaders of the government parties, Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde and Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, have both confirmed plans to reorganize the cabinet, although they have not revealed any details of their plans.

It is hoped that changes to the administration will provide the government with a new and fresh image in light of loud and continuous calls from the public for the resignation of ministers.

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