Alþingi Reconvenes Today
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, reconvenes today for the 150th session, after a summer break. The opening ceremony begins at 1:30 pm with service at Dómkirkjan church, conducted by Kristinn Ágúst Friðfinnson, minister, who will be assisted by Sveinn Valgeirsson, minister, and Bishop of Iceland Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir.
Following the service, President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Bishop of Iceland Agners M. Sigurðardóttir, Speaker of Alþingi Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, government ministers, members of parliament and other guests, will walk to Alþingishúsið, the parliamentary building.
The president will then formally open the 150th session, followed by an address by the speaker of Alþingi.
The opening meeting subsequently adjourn until 4 pm. At that time, the seating of MPs will be decided and a draft bill for the 2020 budget distributed. The draft bill will be introduced by Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson on Thursday.
The opening meeting will be streamed live on althingi.is and RÚV will broadcast live from the meeting at 2 pm.