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No news expected on new government this week

By Iceland Review

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, quotes unnamed sources saying that it is unlikely that any new developments will take place this week concerning the new government that the Independence and Progressive parties propose to form after the current Prime Minister, Halldór Ásgrímsson, chairman of the Progressives, announced earlier this week that he was stepping down.

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According to RÚV, the schedule of the two party chairmen this week is too busy to allow for further discussions. The Foreign Minister and chairman of the Independence party, Geir H. Haarde, is hosting his German counterpart, and several ministers from Poland and the Baltic nations are also visiting.

RÚV’s sources say it is unlikely that new developments will not take place until early next week.

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