News Tagged with “General Elections 2016”

Former PM Gunnlaugsson alludes to a conspiracy against him.

German Federal Bureau of Investigation passes information on former PM to Icelandic tax authorities

11 Oct An article in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung states that the German Federal Bureau of Investigation has passed information to Icelandic tax authorities on matters regarding former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. This has been confirmed by tax authorities in Iceland. The information is based on investigation of the Panama Papers.

A Left Green Movement meeting in the Southwest constituency.

Left Green Movement leads the polls in Iceland

4 Oct According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, the Left Green Movement would have a considerable majority if Icelanders were to vote now.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson: "There are limits to how long one can endure fabricated accusations."

Former Panama Paper implicated PM to sue Icelandic media

3 Oct Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM and former leader of the Progressive Party is preparing to sue three Icelandic media companies for their coverage of his finances and his wife's finances in the so-called Wintris case which led to the government crumbling over a year ago.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to form new party before the elections

24 Sep Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, MP for the Progressive Party in Iceland and former PM, involved in the Panama Papers scandal last year, has left the party and is working on forming a new political force before the coming election.

The polls as they appeared in today's Morgunblaðið. The Independence Party is blue and the Left Green Movement is green.

Left Green Movement leads the polls

23 Sep The Left Green Movement is the largest political party in Iceland acccording to a survey done for Morgunblaðið. The party enjoys 30 % of votes.

The election takes place on October 28th with the Independence Party and Left Green Movement leading the polls right now.

Independence Party and Left Green Movement lead the polls

19 Sep A new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Vísir and Stöð 2 yesterday shows that the Independence Party and the Left Green Movement lead the polls. The parties are equal with 23 percent each of votes if the election were to take place now.

Iceland's Minister of Justice, Sigríður Á Andersen.

Pedophile may have faked letters of recommendation

19 Sep Two of the men who are noted in documents as having written letters of recommendation for Hjalti Sigurjón Hauksson, a man convicted of raping his stepdaughter almost daily for twelve years, say they were fooled into writing the letters.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, speaking to the press today at Bessastaðir.

President accepts dissolution of Parliament

18 Sep Iceland's President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has accepted the request of Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson to dissolve the Parliament.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

PM was shocked to hear of father's signature- calls for new elections

15 Sep "I want to stress that it was a shock for me to hear this. I could never have signed such a letter and I would never have defended such actions," said Prime Minister and Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson moments ago at a press conference on the government collapse referring to a letter signed by his father to restore a pedophile's honour.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir reads the statement of the Pirate Party.

Iceland's Pirate Party calls for new constitution

15 Sep Pirate Party captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir read a statement imploring other parties in Parliament to respond to the appeal made by Iceland's president to agree to a new draft of the constitution before parliament is dissolved.

Benedikt Jóhannesson, Minister of Finance and leader of the Reform Party.

"Disappointed" - but respects Bright Future's stance

15 Sep Leader of the Reform Party, Benedikt Jóhannesson says that the fact that Prime Minister Benediktsson was told of his father's involvement in the restoration of honour of one of Iceland's most notorious pedophiles was abnormal. If the matter had been a confidential one to everyone it would have been more natural.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is bound to meet with the President of Iceland today, says professor of politics Eirikur Bergmann.

"An extraordinarily weak government" says political expert

15 Sep Professor Eiríkur Bergmann says that the PM is bound to meet with the President today to give back his mandate. This is the third government coalition in a row to collapse under the lead of the Independence Party.

The current government, which has just collapsed. Elections will most likely take place as soon as possible.

Iceland's government collapses

15 Sep Leaders of the Bright Future Party have ended their coalition with the Independence Party and its PM Bjarni Benediktsson. The reason: A serious breach of trust within the government.

The general elections were held in autumn 2016.

Support for government is 31.4 % according to new survey

1 Jun According to a new survey by MMR support for the government is 31.4 percent, similar to the last survey in mid April.

The logo of the new political party.

New socialist political party formed in Iceland

11 Apr A new socialist party will see the light of day on May 1st, labour day. According to their website the party aims to create "a society of equality, compassion and human rights by placing power to the people."

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