Iceland elections to be held this autumn – opposition Pirate Party leader

REYKJAVIK- The opposition parties in Iceland’s parliament have agreed with the ruling coalition that elections will be held this autumn, Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir told reporters in parliament on Wednesday. The move to hold earlier elections comes after the ruling coalition appointed fisheries and agricultures minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson of the Progressive Party as new prime minister. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson stepped aside after the so-called Panama Papers leak of documents showed his wife owned a firm with claims on the island’s collapsed banks, sparking wide-spread protests.



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