Independence party-led government in the pipeline for Iceland

By Iceland Monitor - January 3, 2017
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A general view of the Iceland's Parliament session hall in Reykjavik, Iceland, Dec. 6, 2017. (Reuters/Geirix)
A general view of the Iceland’s Parliament session hall in Reykjavik, Iceland, Dec. 6, 2017. (Reuters/Geirix)

The 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, reports the Iceland Monitor.

The official discussion between the three parties begin Monday. Meanwhile, daily newspaper Morgunblaðið reported on Monday that, according to the paper’s sources, the Left Green Party and the Progressive party have been discussing the possibility of their coalition with the Independence Party.

The general elections were held on October 29th and since then, all coalition talks have broken down so far, leading to speculation that a new election might be held.