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Progressive Party Chairman Resigns

Chairman of Iceland’s second-largest opposition party and former Minister of Agriculture Gudni Ágústsson announced his resignation from the party and from parliament yesterday. He has been in parliament for 21 years, and served eight thereof as minister.

Gudni Ágústsson speaking at parliament. Copyright: Páll Kjartansson.

According to Fréttabladid, Ágústsson was subject to harsh criticism during a Progressive Party central committee meeting last weekend.

The chairman and vice-chairman of the party’s youth movement allegedly expressed their views that new leadership was required.

Ágústsson was allegedly angered by their views but later apologized for his reaction. However, the chairman’s reaction is believed to have been the deciding factor in his decision to resign.

Last week another MP for the Progressive Party announced his resignation.

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