Iceland’s President launches talks to determine next government

Iceland’s President launches talks to determine next government

Iceland’s President launches talks to determine next government

The President of Iceland launched talks to determine next government.

  • Before this, no statement was released after President Gudni Johannesson wrapped individual talks with all the party leaders.
  • On October 28, 2017, there was held an election in which none of the record eight parties won seats in parliament.
  • The Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson asked the snap election a month after a junior member of his Centre-right coalition quit over a legal scandal involving Benediktsson’s father.
  • There was increased public distrust of the elite in recent years has spawned several anti-establishment parties, splintering the political landscape.

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