Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson told RÚV last night that if his conversations with the leaders of other parties don’t yield results before the weekend, he might have to return his mandate to form a government.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent US President Elect Donald Trump a letter yesterday, congratulating him on his victory.
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has sent his congratulations to US President Elect Donald Trump.
Donald Trump may have been elected president of the United States, but mock election results in Iceland were different.
Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs Lilja Alfreðsdóttir was interviewed on RÚV radio this morning and asked about her reaction to Donald Trump having been elected President of the US.
Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson believes it would be best to form a three-party government.
The leaders of three political parties, Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence Party, Benedikt Jóhannesson of the Reform Party and Óttarr Proppé of Bright Future, talked informally last weekend about a potential government coalition.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson just announced at a press conference that he has given Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson the mandate to form a new government.
Close to 18 percent of those who voted for the Progressive Party in Iceland’s northeast electoral district crossed out the name of former PM and former party chairman Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited Independence Party Chairman Bjarni Benediktsson to the presidential residence this morning.
The decision of the Icelandic Wage Council to increase the pay of elected officials by up to 44 percent this month has been harshly criticized by a number of people.
The Icelandic Wage Council has increased the salary of the president of Iceland, members of parliament and government ministers.
At a meeting with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today, Ótarr Proppé, chairman of Bright Future, suggested that Reform Party Chairman Benedikt Jóhannesson be given the mandate to form a government.
More Icelandic women are headed to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, following Saturday’s election, than ever before.
Following the Icelandic parliamentary election on Saturday, Pirate Party members have suggested that a minority government of the Left-Green Movement, the Reform Party and Bright Future be formed.
Political party leaders with representation in the Icelandic parliament are, one by one, meeting with President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at his residence today.
Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson went to Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, yesterday afternoon to formally ask, on behalf of his government, to be relieved of his duties.
Following the Icelandic parliamentary election, the leaders of the Reform Party and the Independence Party disagree on who should get the mandate to form a government.