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Left-Greens Rule Out Coalition with Independence Party

The general meeting of the Left-Green Movement accepted a resolution on Sunday stating that they want to continue with a left-wing coalition in Iceland’s government after the elections on April 25, ruling out cooperation with the Independence Party.

Chairman of the Left-Greens Steingrímur J. Sigfússon speaking at parliament. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

“It is very important during these difficult times that we support the government of this country working towards equality and justice,” the resolution reads, according to Fréttabladid.

“The Left-Greens have not spent the past few weeks shoring up a country that was left in ruins after the neo-liberalist policy of a right-wing administration to only see the Independence Party return to the government after a short break in its 18-year stint in power,” the resolution continues.

Chairman of the Left-Greens Steingrímur J. Sigfússon said his party is not ruling out a coalition with the Independence Party forever, but considering the current circumstances it would be unthinkable to cooperate with the party after the upcoming elections.

The general meeting also concluded that Iceland’s interests are better protected if the country remains outside the European Union but that the nation should decide with a referendum whether Iceland should apply for membership.

The Social Democrats, which currently form the coalition with the Left-Greens in Iceland’s government, is the only party that has EU membership on its agenda.

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