The district boards of the Left-Green Movement in south Iceland believe it is right for Atli Gíslason, who has resigned from the Left-Green parliamentary party and is now planning to work as an independent MP, to step down from parliament.
Atli Gíslason. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
With his resignation, voters from the South Iceland constituency no longer have access to a parliamentarian from the ranks of the Left-Greens as he was the only Left-Green representative in parliament from that constituency, which significantly weakens the party’s position in the region, the boards reason, according to visir.is.
This morning the board of the Left-Green Movement in the central-south region demanded Gíslason’s resignation from parliament so now all of the party’s district associations in the South Iceland constituency except for the one in Höfn have made that demand.
Gíslason’s deputy MP Arndís Soffía Sigurdardóttir declared to visir.is yesterday that she is prepared to take his seat in parliament but otherwise she wouldn’t comment on his situation.