3 OctSigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM and former leader of the Progressive Party is preparing to sue three Icelandic media companies for their coverage of his finances and his wife's finances in the so-called Wintris case which led to the government crumbling over a year ago.
24 SepSigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, MP for the Progressive Party in Iceland and former PM, involved in the Panama Papers scandal last year, has left the party and is working on forming a new political force before the coming election.
19 Sep 2017 A new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Vísir and Stöð 2 yesterday shows that the Independence Party and the Left Green Movement lead the polls. The parties are equal with 23 percent each of votes if the election were to take place now.
19 Sep 2017Two of the men who are noted in documents as having written letters of recommendation for Hjalti Sigurjón Hauksson, a man convicted of raping his stepdaughter almost daily for twelve years, say they were fooled into writing the letters.
15 Sep 2017 "I want to stress that it was a shock for me to hear this. I could never have signed such a letter and I would never have defended such actions," said Prime Minister and Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson moments ago at a press conference on the government collapse referring to a letter signed by his father to restore a pedophile's honour.
15 Sep 2017Pirate Party captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir read a statement imploring other parties in Parliament to respond to the appeal made by Iceland's president to agree to a new draft of the constitution before parliament is dissolved.
15 Sep 2017Leader of the Reform Party, Benedikt Jóhannesson says that the fact that Prime Minister Benediktsson was told of his father's involvement in the restoration of honour of one of Iceland's most notorious pedophiles was abnormal. If the matter had been a confidential one to everyone it would have been more natural.
15 Sep 2017Professor Eiríkur Bergmann says that the PM is bound to meet with the President today to give back his mandate. This is the third government coalition in a row to collapse under the lead of the Independence Party.
11 Apr 2017A new socialist party will see the light of day on May 1st, labour day. According to their website the party aims to create "a society of equality, compassion and human rights by placing power to the people."
2 Jan 2017The most recent twist in Iceland's governmental crisis following the elections is that the Independence Party, the Restoration party and Bright Future are officially trying to form a coalition government.