Left Green Movement speaks with Independence Party for possible coalition

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. 

Morgunblaðið also reports that according to its sources, Bjarni Benediktsson and leader of the Progressive Party, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson also spoke on the telephone. 

According to sources, Jakobsdóttir wants the Alliance Party to join a coalition with the Left Green Movement, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party.  This would mean that the government coalition would hold 42 parliamentary seats. 

Today's edition of Morgunblaðið furthermore reports that Benediktsson is not prepared to accept Jakobsdóttir as Prime Minister. 




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