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Right-Greens Found New Party

Haegri-graenir, or Right-Greens, are a new political party founded on June 17th, mbl.is reports. The party emphasizes a right-winged environmental policy and believes Iceland should withdraw from its collaboration with the IMF and EU. The new party’s leader is Gudmundur Franklín Jónsson, a business administrator.

Skógafoss Waterfall. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The announcement was made on political web publication Smugan.

“We are a right-winged green party. A number of people on the right wing of politics are very interested in nature’s preservation; it was, for example, the Independence Party that founded The Iceland Touring Association and other similar organizations. These people want to enjoy nature and at the same time get the most out of it. And they are completely against EU, IMF and Icesave,” Jónsson told Smugan.

Right-Greens intend to run for office in due time; the party has already been formally registered. Everything is still in early stages however.

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