The three MPs of The Movement have terminated their negotiations with the coalition parties, the Social Democrats and Left-Greens, on defending the government against a vote of no confidence, provided matters important to them be carried through.
Negotiations have been ongoing in the past few days, but with no solution in sight regarding the situation of indebted homeowners, The Movement pulled out, ruv.is reports.
“It appears that the government doesn’t have the ability, in fact, to tackle the mortgage problem. We didn’t sense a lack of intent to take action in that regard but rather the lack of resources the government is facing. Therefore talks stranded before we could take them any further,” MP Margrét Tryggvadóttir (pictured) told Morgunblaðið.
“It is the end of discussion on The Movement’s behalf. We made them an offer on support. The government didn’t accept that offer and therefore this is what happened,” Margrét iterated.
“We didn’t discuss any other matters thoroughly as ideas on general debt correction were not on the table,” the MP explained, adding, “However, we will continue to support the government to carry out good projects.”
Minister of Economic Affairs and chairman of the Left-Greens Steingrímur J. Sigfússon said he does not consider that the talks with The Movement were terminated.
“We couldn’t reach a conclusion. I wouldn’t say that talks were terminated. They have to speak for themselves,” the minister commented.
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