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Parliament Agrees to Send Icesave to Committee

The majority of MPs in Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, decided in a vote yesterday to send the Icesave debate to the Budget Committee after the second round of discussions on the state guarantee on the Icesave loans from the UK and the Netherlands ended.

Inside Althingi. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

Lilja Mósesdóttir and Ögmundur Jónasson, MPs of the Left-Green Movement, which forms the coalition with the Social Democrats in Iceland’s government, voted against the government’s bill on state guarantee, RÚV reports.

Jónasson resigned from his post as health minister because of the Iceasve dispute earlier this year.

However, one member of the opposition, the independent MP Thráinn Bertelsson, voted for the government’s bill. It was approved with 32 votes against 29.

After the Icesave bill has been discussed by the Budget Committee, it will be up for a third round of discussions at parliament at the request of the opposition.

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