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Icesave Petition Handed to President of Iceland

The representatives of the petition on, where President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is urged not to sign the new Icesave legislation and send it to a national referendum, delivered almost 37,600 signatures to Bessastadir, the presidential residence, today at 11 am.


Bessastadir. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

One of the petition’s organizers, Hallur Hallsson, told that the signatures were run against the National Registry database by the company Creditinfo, which resulted in 186 names being crossed off the list.

Hallsson said the methodology of the collection and the processing of the data would be explained to the president.

The petition was closed to signatures at 10 am yesterday morning, yet people could still sign their names on and this morning signatures totaled more than 41,000. However, the signatures added after 10 am were not included in the petition.

Click here to read more about Icesave and the petition.

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