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Movement Prepared to Defend Iceland’s Government

The three MPs of the political party The Movement have declared themselves prepared to defend the Social Democrat-Left-Green coalition against a vote of no confidence if agreements can be reached on certain issues that The Movement finds important.


Birgitta Jónsdóttir of The Movement. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The three MPs, Þór Saari, Margrét Tryggvadóttir and Birgitta Jónsdóttir, met with government leaders Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Minister of Fisheries and Economic Affairs Steingrímur J. Sigfússon yesterday, following up on a letter on possible collaboration, reports.

The issues in question are national referendum on the Constitutional Council’s draft for a new constitution, voting individuals instead of parties, ways towards general correction of debts, the abolishment of indexation and a future arrangement for the fisheries control system.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir said she welcomed The Movement’s initiative, although no promises had been made, according to RÚV’s radio Rás 2.

Chairman of the opposition’s Independence Party, Bjarni Beneditksson, described the cooperation as “peculiar” and “desperate” on


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