Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir said in an interview in the newspaper DV’s Easter edition that she is determined to continue working in politics, finishing the current term and running again for the chair of the Social Democratic Alliance in the fall.
Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
She said it is hard to bear that some left-wing politicians supported the Independence Party’s vote of no confidence on the country’s first majority coalition of socially-minded people before Easter and wouldn’t rule out that the coalition will be reinforced with participation of the Progressive Party and possibly The Movement, ruv.is reports.
The problem is that the chairman of the Progressive Party would like to forge a national government, a coalition of all parties, and have parliamentary elections in the fall. That would lead to political dissolution and economic instability, in the PM’s view.
The PM harshly criticized the Federation of Icelandic Fishing Vessel Owners (LÍÚ) for trying to prevent wage contracts from being reached because of their opposition to the government’s planned changes to the fishing quota system.