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Provision on Constitutional Parliament Postponed

Iceland’s Althingi parliament is still operating despite the April 25 elections being less than two weeks away. However, last night it became clear that a provision on a constitutional parliament will not be passed before the elections.

Inside Althingi. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

The fate of the government’s bill on changes to the constitution remains unclear, although Althingi leaders believe that if MPs can reach an agreement on it, the matter could be completed in one day, after which parliament could finally be dismissed, Morgunbladid reports.

The Independence Party strongly disapproves of the bill. Discussions on it were caught up in a deadlock before Easter and they were therefore postponed until yesterday so that other issues could be discussed in the meantime.

No solution was reached on the constitutional bill yesterday either. MPs from the Independence Party lined up to express their views on it and between ten and 12 MPs were often waiting for their turn at the podium.

Click here to read more about the controversial constitutional bill.

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