Budget talks loom as Iceland remains without a government

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Whatever happens next weekend, Iceland's Pirates will make history.

New poll puts Pirates back on course to win Iceland elections

21 Oct 2016 Iceland’s Pirate Party may be about to make history as the world’s first ‘pirate’ movement to win national general elections.

From the Pirate press conference yesterday.

Iceland’s Pirates gun for anti-government grand alliance

17 Oct 2016 Iceland’s Pirate Party (‘Píratar’) has issued an up-front refusal to work with either of the two current governing parties after the next elections – in a move unprecedented in Icelandic political history.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson leaving conference shortly after the result was announced.

Iceland’s disgraced ex-PM booted out as party leader

3 Oct 2016 Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the former PM of Iceland who was toppled from power following revelations connected to the Panama Papers scandal earlier this year, has lost the leadership of his own party.

The two leaders of the current governing coalition, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson (left) and Bjarni Benediktsson (right).

New poll says Iceland’s government could hold on to power

28 Sep 2016 The poll shows a massive fall from grace for the Pirate Party. Once polling in the high thirties, the open democracy Pirates now garner just 19.9% support.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Iceland’s toppled Panama Papers ex-PM faces leadership challenge

12 Sep 2016 Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland’s former Prime Minister who was forced to resign following the Panama Papers scandal earlier this year, now faces the possibility of losing the leadership of his own party.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM of Iceland.

Iceland’s toppled Panama Papers PM facing leadership vote

26 Aug 2016 Party members in a majority of Icelandic constituencies have voted in favour of an early Progressive Party (‘Framsóknarflokkur’) party conference before general elections this year.

Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson (left) and President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (right).

Iceland’s toppled PM hits out at President

23 May 2016 “I am going to remain in politics, and offer my continued services,” Gunnlaugsson told Icelandic radio yesterday morning.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Pirate Party MP.

Icelanders rewarding ‘Panama parties’, says Pirate

3 May 2016 The Pirate Party is no longer Iceland’s most popular political party, according to a new Gallup reported on by national broadcaster RÚV.

Iceland's government is now run by new PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson (fifth from left).

Iceland’s government MORE popular after Panama Papers

14 Apr 2016 According to the latest Gallup poll reported on by national broadcaster RÚV, the government now enjoys 34% support among Icelandic voters – up four percentage points on a week ago.

Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir arrives at the Foreign Ministry on Friday.

Who is Iceland's new top diplomat?

9 Apr 2016 The recent cabinet shuffle in Iceland, which saw former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson step down after being named in the Panama Papers, has produced one new minister. Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir is Iceland's new Foreign Minister. But who is she?

Finance Minister Bjarni Bene­dikts­son speaking on behalf of the government in Alþingi today.

Government fends off no-confidence challenge

8 Apr 2016 It was always unlikely that sufficient numbers of government MPs would rebel against Jóhannsson and cause the government to fall.

Protests have gone on since Monday in front of Parliament in Iceland.

The protests continue: The government must go

7 Apr 2016 Yet again, a considerable amount of protesters flocked to Austurvöllur parliament square in Reykjavik to demand immediate elections. Protesters are not happy about yesterday's turn of events which involved the government staying in power and Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson being replaced by a new PM from the Progressive Party.

Government Offices in Reykjavik.

How new is Iceland’s new government?

7 Apr 2016 The two parties of the coalition agreed yesterday to continue to work together and to continue to divide the ministries up between them in the same way as before.

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Iceland's new Prime Minister.

Iceland: New PM, government lives on

6 Apr 2016 Iceland’s two governing parties have just announced that they will remain in power until early general elections to be held in the autumn.

Talks today to keep the government majority in power.

Crunch talks to save Iceland’s government

6 Apr 2016 Iceland’s new caretaker Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson is meeting today with Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson to discuss the possibility of continuing their government partnership.

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