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Vote of No Confidence Rejected by Parliament

By Iceland Review

A resolution proposal on a vote of no confidence in Iceland’s government, submitted by the opposition on Friday, was rejected with 18 votes for and 42 votes against in parliament yesterday, following five hours of debates.

The only member of the opposition who voted against the resolution was MP for the Liberal Party Kristinn H. Gunnarsson. “I believe elections are not timely because such elections would be held on the basis of rumors and sedition rather than on facts,” he told Fréttabladid.

Many MPs were angry and some had difficulties remaining silent while members of the coalition parties, the Independence Party and the Social Democrats, were speaking. Spectators also voiced their opinions and cheered for their favorite speakers.

Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde also did not remain silent while his opponents were speaking, declaring his vote of no confidence in the opposition.

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