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No, Minister

By Iceland Review

jonbjarnason-radhSixty-four percent of Icelanders want Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Jón Bjarnason to step down, according to a recent poll conducted by daily newspaper Fréttablaðið* and the newsroom of broadcaster Stöð 2.

The minister is a representative of the Left-Greens in the cabinet. Sixty-three percent of the voters of his own party want him to quit and 92 percent of voters for the Social Democrats, the other party in the coalition, feel the same way, Fréttablaðið reports.

Support for Jón is greatest among voters of the Progressive Party, where 46 percent of respondents want him to remain minister.

His support only ranked 32 percent in the capital area but 43 percent in other regions.

In the survey, 800 people were asked whether Jón Bjarnason should continue as minister of agriculture and fisheries.

Click here to read more about Jón’s position in the cabinet.


* The Icelandic letter ð is pronounced like th in that.

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