Lilja Mósesdóttir, one of the three Left-Green MPs who abstained in the voting for their own coalition’s budget bill in mid-December, announced today that she is considering leaving the party because of the harsh reactions from other party members.
Mósesdóttir told Fréttabladid that she is surprised by how the move has caused the party leadership to conclude that she, Atli Gíslason and Ásmundur Dadi Einarsson, the other two MPs who abstained in the voting, are obstacles to the coalition’s work, as party chairman Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon indicated in his Christmas greeting.
According to visir.is, a meeting with the Left-Greens’ parliamentary group is scheduled for January 5 where the threesome’s abstention will be discussed. If they decide to leave the party, the coalition government will have the support of 32 out of 63 MPs in parliament, the smallest majority possible.
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