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One Hundred Days of Crisis in Iceland: No Resignations

By Iceland Review

Today, 100 days have passed since Iceland’s Althingi parliament accepted a bill on an emergency law in response to the collapse of the country’s banking system. In that time, not a single person in authority has resigned.

On the occasion of the 100-day anniversary, Fréttabladid sought out the opinions of some of the people who have been the most outspoken about the situation, on well the government has combated the crisis.

All of the newspaper’s interviewees agreed that it is unacceptable that no one has been willing to shoulder the responsibility for the collapse of the banking system and resign.

“Icelanders are standing in the wreckage of a financial Chernobyl. No one is shouldering responsibility which undermines the reputation of the nation and its fidelity as seen through the eyes of the outside world,” said economist Ólafur Ísleifsson.

“To pretend as if elections can only be held every four years giving democracy the finger. The terms of the last general elections have changed completely,” commented law student Katrín Oddsdóttir, who held a memorable speech during a demonstration last year.

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