Iceland began voting in a presidential election Saturday, two months after the Panama Papers scandal tainted part of the political elite, with newcomer Gudni Johannesson seen clinching an easy victory.
Iceland's opposition parties on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson to set a date for early elections due ‘in autumn’ but he refused, the two sides said.
Iceland's new rightwing government was to take office on Thursday, under fire from the start as the opposition sought a vote of no-confidence and maintained calls for a quick election to be held.
Iceland's government sought to avoid early elections on Wednesday by picking a replacement for the prime minister who stepped aside over links to an offshore company, as the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks ...
Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned, his party said, the first major political casualty to emerge from the leak of the so-called Panama Papers financial documents.