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Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Coalition talks going well

16 Nov Morgunblaðið reports that according to its sources, there have been no setbacks in the coalition talks between the Left Green Movement, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement, Bjarni Benediktsson, current Prime Minister and leader of the Independence Party and Sigurður Ingi Jóhanesson, leader of the Progressive Party.

Coalition talks go ahead- and unrest ensues within Left Green Movement

14 Nov Nine MP's out of eleven in the Left Green Movement voted "yes" to going forward with coalition talks with the Independence Party and the Progressive Party. Two MP's voted against. Dozens of people have now resigned from the party.

A photo from the Left Green Movement party meeting yesterday.

Possibe coalition between Left Greens , Independence Party and Progressive Party

13 Nov The Left Green Movement is meeting to discuss whether they are prepared to begin formal coalition talks with the Independence Party and the Progressive Party at 13 pm. Another meeting took place yesterday without conclusion.

Anna Katrín, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Glódís Tara and Halla Ólöf at Bessastaðir today.

President makes a significant apology to victims of "restored honour" pedophile

9 Nov Three young women, Glódís Tara Fannarsdóttir, Anna Katrín Snorradóttir and Halla Ólöf Jónsdóttir were invited to meet with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at Bessastaðir residence today. The reason for this meeting was that the President wanted to apologize for the part he played in the "restoration of honour" to convicted sexual offender Robert Downey earlier this year.

A baby girl at the maternity ward in Reykjavik.

That strange naming committee strikes again: Ariel allowed, Zion rejected

9 Nov New rulings by the Icelandic naming committee allow the girl's names Ariel, Alíana, Alísa and Selina but reject the names Zion and Roar for boys.

Icelanders are amongst those implicated in the Paradise Papers.

Icelandic names in the Paradise Papers

8 Nov Amongst the individuals found in the Paradise Papers are the names of Icelandic investors Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson, Gísli Hjálmtýsson and Róbert Guðfinnsson, as well as a few employess of the National Power Company of Iceland.

One year ago, on November 17th, Jakobsdóttir and Benediktsson tried to form a government coalition without success. Will they succeed this time?

Left Green Movement speaks with Independence Party for possible coalition

8 Nov According to Morgunblaðið sources, Left Green Movement party leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir spoke to Bjarni Benediktsson leader of the Independence Party via telephone on Monday night. Morgunblaðið sources say that Jakobsdóttir will demand the seat of Prime Minister if a coalition ensues.

Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, chair of the Restoration Party ('Viðreisn').

Pro-EU parties abandon push for fresh EU accession talks

7 Nov The leaders of both the remaining political parties in Iceland's parliament which favour joining the European Union have declared that their policy calling for a referendum on whether to re-apply for EU membership will not be a condition for possible participation in a new government.

Coalition talks between the Left-Green Movement, the Social Democratic Alliance, the Progressive Party, and the Pirate Party have been abandoned.

Government coalition talks abandoned

6 Nov The center-left government coalition talks that begun on Friday have been abandoned.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left-Green Movement, received an official mandate to make an attempt to form a government from President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson yesterday.

Formal government coalition talks to commence today

3 Nov Left-Greens, Pirates, Social Dems and Progressives have initiated formal coalition talks.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir at Bessastaðir recently with President Jóhannesson.

Left Green Leader summoned to Iceland's President

2 Nov President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has asked Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement to meet him at Bessastaðir, the president's official residence today, Thursday November 2nd at 4 pm.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement could become Iceland's next Prime Minister.

General Elections: Government coalition could become more clear today

2 Nov It will become clear later on today whether the Left Green Movement, the Progressive Party, the Alliance Party and the Pirate Party will join forces and start talks to form a new government coalition. This was confirmed by Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Alliance this morning to mbl.is.

Pro-EU influence in Iceland's parliament significantly reduced

1 Nov The general elections in Iceland on October 28 saw the influence of political parties in favour of joining the European Union significantly reduced in the country's parliament. Only eleven MPs out of the total number of 63 now belong to parties with a pro-EU platform.

Málfríður Þorleifsdóttir, an Icelandic woman who stands charged of manufacturing chocolate drops laced with cannabis oil.

Icelandic woman stands accused in one of Denmark's most talked about drug cases

1 Nov "I broke the law for my father," says Málfríður Þorleifsdóttir who is a defendant in one of Denmark's most talked about drug cases which involves the production and sale of cannabis oil for medicinal purposes.

Óttarr Proppé resigned as leader of Bright Future in light of the party's election outcome.

Health Minister resigns as party leader after election loss

31 Oct Iceland's Health Minister Óttarr Proppé, today resigned as the leader of the liberal Bright Future after Saturday's general elections. Bright Future received only 1.2% of the votes and lost all its MPs in Iceland's parliament.


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