Coalition Agreement Iceland approved

Coalition Agreement Iceland approved

World January 10, 2017 11:36

reykjavik - More than two months after the elections Iceland gets new government. The center-right Independence Party, which won the most votes, and the relatively new parties Bright Future and Vidreisn (Reform) approved Monday a coalition agreement well.

The leader of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson, will be prime minister of the new government, presented Tuesday during the day. The parties have agreed that a referendum on possible accession to the European Union, although the Independence Party is opposed to EU membership.

The three parties together occupy 32 of the 63 seats in parliament. A previous attempt to reach a coalition failed in November, but because the Greens and the Pirate Party also could not agree, the Independence Party was again a formation commission.

Iceland early in 2009. EU membership, one year after it had been almost bankrupt by a banking crisis. It suspended the negotiations on that later on.

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