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Iceland Government Holds to Power, 32-29

The result of the vote of no confidence on Iceland’s government initiated by MP for The Movement Þór Saari was announced at 15:30 today. A total of 32 MPs voted against the motion and 29 for it.

althingi-voting-280910_pkAlþingi, the parliament. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

One MP, Atli Gíslason, was absent and Jón Bjarnason abstained from voting, ruv.is reports.

The motion was discussed in parliament prior to the vote. A total of 33 MPs gave their opinion on the matter, the voting lasting four hours.

Þór has criticized the Icelandic government due to problems passing the constitutional bill despite the draft having been widely supported in last year’s referendum.

General elections are scheduled for April 27.

Related:

07.03.2013 | Vote of No Confidence to be Discussed Monday

06.03.2013 | Þór Saari Submits Vote of No Confidence

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