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MP Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir Leaves Left-Green Party

MP Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir, formerly of the left green party has notified Prime Minister and Director of the Left-Green movement of her resignation from the Left-Green parliamentary party. The reason she gives is the recent events concerning the planned deportation of an Egyptian family of six whose whereabouts are currently unknown.

“The recent events concerning the authorities’ deportation of a family with children who’s waited 25 months for a solution in their case for 25 months, and the reaction of a Left-Green-led government, led to my ultimate realisation that I’m no longer on the same path as the Left-green parliamentary party,” Rósa Björk’s statement to the media read. “I’ll continue to dedicatedly use my power for good causes in Parliament, especially in the realm of human rights, environment and climate issues, gender equality and others.”

She states she’s leaving the party to “take a stance against the Icelandic authorities deporting children and families with children.” She expresses her disappointment that in the three years her former party has been a part of the government, “little to nothing has been done to create a new direction in immigrant and asylum seekers’ issues or to approach matters from a humane point of view, as the government had promised. That is very unfortunate.”

Rósa Björk is the second Left-Green MP to leave the party this term, as Andrés Ingi Jónsson left the parliamentary party in November 2019 and has been an independent MP since. Andrés Ingi and Rósa Björk were the two Left-Green MPs who didn’t support the Independence Party, Left-Green, and Progressive Party government agreement when the across-the-spectrum government was formed in 2017. After Rósa’s departure, the government still has a majority of 33 against the opposition’s 30 MPs.


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