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Negotiations for New Government Coming to End

By Iceland Review

Discussions continued yesterday and will continue today between the new coalition government parties, the Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) and the Independent Party (Sjálfstaedisflokkurinn), with negotiations for the new government expected to reach an end today.

Delegations from both parties met at the Prime Minister’s Summer Residence at Thingvellir for the second day in a row. Discussions centered on the wording of the policy concordat and appointments to the ministries, Fréttabladid report.

“There’s plenty of batter still left in the bowl,” commented Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance, when asked if discussions were in the final stretch.

Prime Minister Geir Haarde, leader of the Independence Party, commented that the talks had gone well. When asked whether appointing ministers had been difficult, he responded that they had not yet discussed the matter in detail.

The delegates had little more about the discussions other than work on the policy concordant had been going well.

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