Two-thirds do not trust new government

Ex-PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson hands over to incoming PM Sigurður …

Ex-PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson hands over to incoming PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Júlíus

Two-thirds of voters do not trust the new Icelandic government sworn in yesterday, according to a new opinion poll.

11.2% of respondents indicated that they trust the new government ‘little’, while a massive 54.4% of opted for ‘very little’.

Almost identical figures were obtained when respondents were asked about the new Prime Minister, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, specifically.

Just over a quarter (25.4%) told pollsters they actively trusted the new government, which will remain in place until general elections are held in the autumn.

A fifth consecutive anti-government protest is planned for Reykjavik this afternoon.

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