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Icelandic PM’s Absence Criticized

Parliamentarians from Iceland’s Social Democratic Alliance complained about the absence of Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson at a session at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, yesterday.

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

“This is the third unplanned question time in a row that the prime minister is away, it’s been ten days and heading towards three weeks in total, at a time when parliament is the busiest, when the PM is unavailable to answer our questions,” said parliamentarian Helgi Hjörvar.

Normally, there are two cabinet meetings held each week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, but no meetings were scheduled this week because of the PM’s absence, visir.is reports.

Sigurður Már Jónsson, the government’s information secretary, told dv.is that the PM is currently on holiday with his family.

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