Iceland Calls For Snap Election After Coalition Government Collapses

Iceland Calls For Snap Election After Coalition Government Collapses

In Iceland it's possible for convicted paedophiles to apply to have their record wiped of their past convictions.

"I think if there's going to be another election and possibly the chance of a more left-wing government, then that probably decreases the chance of monetary policy being loosened any further in the future", Brown said.

Iceland's economy was wrecked by the collapse of its banking system almost a decade ago during the 2008 financial crisis.

The outgoing government would be the shortest-living in Iceland's history.

Benediktsson, whose name appeared in the Panama Papers scandal that revealed offshore tax havens, had delayed the release of a report on tax evasion during the legislative campaign.

"We have lost the majority and I don't see anything that indicates we can regain that".

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Iceland's prime minister said on Saturday the president had accepted his request for a snap parliamentary election, and November 4 had been discussed as a possible date.

The last government collapsed over the Panama Papers scandal that embroiled several ministers and forced former prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson to resign.

Icelandic media speculated the minority government could stay if it gains the support of another party, or President Gudni Johannesson could ask another party to form a coalition, or new elections could be held.

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Also tlday: the government collapses after approximately 9 months.

People arrive to vote in Reykjavik, Iceland, in last year's election.

Benediktsson is said to have known since July that his father was the author of the letter.

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In his statement of apology, Mr Sveinsson tried to explain his actions, saying that Hauksson had brought him an already drafted letter which he signed.

The 65-year-old's symptoms came on suddenly while at a meeting of his main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday evening in Kadoma, a city around 160 km (100 miles) southwest of the capital Harare, the source said.

"First, it was illegal for me to indulge the information, second, I informed them when I could". "I could never sign such a letter and I would never defend such a deed".

It has emerged that the prime minister's father wrote a letter recommending a convicted paedophile have his "honour restored".

All that is required for "restoring honour" is a letter of recommendation from a close friend.

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