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Leadership crisis at the Progressive Party

According to the Icelandic National Broadcadcasting Service, RÚV, the ex-minister and former vice-chairman of the Progressive Party, Finnur Ingólfsson, has said he is not returning to politics.

The departing Prime Minister and soon to be ex-chairman of the Progressives, Halldór Ásgrímsson, said yesterday he would support Finnur if he were to return to politics, and that both he and the current vice-chairman, Gudni Ágústsson, of the Progressives would resign from the party’s leadership.

According to RÚV, the Progressives’ leaders had agreed that both Halldór and Gudni would leave their positions and Finnur would return, but now RÚV reports that Gudni intends to stay on, and Finnur has changed his mind, too.

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