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Reykjavík City Minority Rules Out Independents

Leaders of the Social Democrats and the Left-Green Movement in Reykjavík City, Dagur B. Eggertsson and Svandís Svavarsdóttir, announced yesterday that they will not cooperate with the Independence Party during this term.

The Social Democrats and the Left-Greens are currently in the Reykjavík City minority after the Independence Party and Liberal Party collapsed the former majority in January. Their cooperation is considered weak, but Eggertsson and Svavarsdóttir do not want to create further instability in the city, Fréttabladid reports.

Svavarsdóttir said on political chat program Silfur Egils on RÚV yesterday that the Left-Greens had issued a statement in January that they would not work with the Independence Party and that the two parties had not had any discussions on such matters recently. Svavarsdóttir added that she believed the Independence Party-Liberal Party coalition is inoperable.

Former Mayor of Reykjavík Eggertsson also said on Silfur Egils that the minority had made an agreement in regards to the governing of Reykjavík City that they would support stability in the council. Eggertsson added that the Independence Party should not expect any help from the Social Democrats while they are finding solutions to their own problems.

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