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Parliamentary Resolution on Ex-PM’s Case Legal

The parliamentary resolution on revoking the Icelandic Alþingi parliament’s charge against former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde for misconduct in office before the High Court (Landsdómur), submitted by chairman of the opposition’s Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson on Thursday, is legal and will be discussed in January.

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Geir H. Haarde. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

This was concluded by Speaker of Parliament Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir who had the parliament’s lawyer look into the resolution who stated that the resolution is suited for parliamentary discussions, ruv.is reports.

The matter has caused disagreement in parliament in the past days; some members of the coalition parties stated that the parliament cannot revoke its decision on putting Geir on trial now that the court case has already begun.

Bjarni said the chairpersons of the political parties who have a seat in parliament have now agreed that his resolution will be discussed in the New Year; January 20 has been mentioned as a likely date.

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