ICELANDIC GOVERNMENT STAGES RESHUFFLE AND REJECTS CALLS TO RESIGN

icelandic-prime-minister

According to the Guardian newspapers that Iceland’s coalition government has rejected calls from protesters and opposition leaders to stand down, saying a day after popular fury at the offshore holdings of the family of Iceland’s prime minister, forced his departure that it has reshuffled and will carry on.

A government spokesman told reporters, The agriculture and fisheries minister, Jóhannsson, was named as successor to the current Icelandic prime minister, the first major casualty of the Panama Papers leaks, with parliamentary elections due in early 2017 to be brought forward to this autumn.

 

The newspaper added that the move could allow the hard-pressed Centre-right administration to avoid a snap election it would almost certainly lose side-stepping demands from an enraged opposition and many protesting Icelanders – who demonstrated outside parliament for a third straight day – for it to stand down.

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

Make sure you enter the(*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed