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New general elections were announced in Iceland

These new elections were announced a little over a year after the last election caused by the scandal of " the Panama Papers ".

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New general elections were announced in Iceland

These new elections were announced a little over a year after last election caused by scandal of " Panama Papers ".

The prime minister of iceland announced on Friday 15 September, upcoming early parliamentary elections, second in less than a year, after withdrawal of a party from center-right coalition that has put government in a minority.

" It is a disappointment considerable, but it seems that we are where we were at end of general elections of 2016 ( ... ), and I see no or alternative than to call voters to polls, " said Bjarni Benediktsson, during a press conference. The new ballot should be held before end of year, likely in November.

These new elections were announced a little over a year after last election caused by scandal of " Panama Papers ".

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A coalition weakened

bright Future, a training, a centrist pro-european who is not sitting with government, but it brings its voice in Parliament, announced on Friday withdrawal of support of his four mps, making m de facto fall of cabinet Benediktsson.

With its 32 seats out of 63 in icelandic Parliament, center-right coalition, formed nine months ago at price of laborious negotiations, had only just had absolute majority. The four seats of bright Future in least, this fragile coalition has refore lost its absolute majority.

bright Future accuses Bjarni Benediktsson to have covered his far in a sordid imbroglio court that has broken trust of its political partners, and shocked thousands of Icelandic.

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A scandal judicial

At heart of scandal, a provision of law, but very controversial, of penal code icelandic for inmates who have served ir sentences may request that any reference to ir criminal record be disregarded by guarantor in writing by any three persons judged to be of good moral character.

under law, a pedophile sentenced in 2004 to five and a half years of imprisonment for having raped his adoptive daughter, almost daily, for twelve years, has obtained a letter of recommendation from far of prime minister, Benedikt Sveinsson, a man in his eighties and regarded as one of most successful entrepreneurs rich Iceland.

in Addition to that, practice is now rejected by a majority of Icelanders, it is reproached to Mr. Benediktsson had been informed as early as July, but maintained its coalition partners in ignorance until a parliamentary commission is seized of matter. The government has since declared to have embarked on a revision of penal code.

The popularity of Bjarni Benediktsson was already significantly tarnished after her name was appeared in "Panama Papers" in 2016, and that he had delayed publication of a report on tax evasion in midst of campaign for legislative elections.

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