Leader of Iceland’s left sounding out possible partners

Katrín Jakobsdóttir with representatives of the Social Democratic Alliance.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir with representatives of the Social Democratic Alliance. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Árni Sæberg

Leader of Iceland’s left-greens Katrín Jak­obs­dótt­ir begins informal talks with all other political parties today, after being given the mandate to form a new government by the President of Iceland yesterday.

Her meeting with representatives of the Social Democratic Alliance began at 9:30am. She will subsequently meet leaders of Bright Future, Regeneration, the Progressive Party, the Pirate Party, and the Independence Party, with the last meeting beginning at 5pm.

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Jakobdóttir has the task of bringing together a coalition of parties commanding a majority of the 63 MPs sitting in the Icelandic parliament.

She has already indicated that her preferred option is an unprecedented five-party grand coalition of Iceland’s centre and left-wing parties.

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