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Bjarni Benediktsson

Independence Party Leader May Return Mandate

Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson told RÚV last night that if his conversations with the leaders of other parties don’t yield results before the weekend, he might have to return his mandate to form a government.

Money

Unions Criticize MPs’ Pay Raise

The decision of the Icelandic Wage Council to increase the pay of elected officials by up to 44 percent this month has been harshly criticized by a number of people.

Óttarr Proppé

Bright Future Wants Reform Party to Lead

At a meeting with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today, Ótarr Proppé, chairman of Bright Future, suggested that Reform Party Chairman Benedikt Jóhannesson be given the mandate to form a government.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Pirates Suggest Minority Government

Following the Icelandic parliamentary election on Saturday, Pirate Party members have suggested that a minority government of the Left-Green Movement, the Reform Party and Bright Future be formed.

Alþingishúsið

Latest Election Results

When 79.2 percent of votes, or 195,200, have been counted in Iceland’s parliamentary election, the results appear to be as follows:

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