Political Parties Urged To Honour Their Promises

Political Parties Urged To Honour Their Promises

Published May 2, 2013

Leaders of labour unions Efling, VR and BSRB demanded at May Day rallies all over the country that political parties honour their promises of reform, Rúv reports.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, leader of The Progressive Party, who has been given the mandate to form a new government, has pledged to protect the homes of the country by writing down 20% of mortgage debt. It remains to be seen who he forms the new government with, but both The Progressive and The Independence Parties won 19 MP seats in the elections, making it likely they form a coalition government, Rúv reports. Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of The Independence Party, wants to revive the economy by cutting taxes and regressing to a flat tax system.
Parallel to the union rallies, a green demonstration in Reykjavík attracted five thousand followers according to Rúv. Key speakers including Ómar Ragnarsson stated that voter’s new trust in conservative parties does not mean renewed trust in large and polluting industries such as aluminium processing.
As the saying goes, the proof will be in the pudding.
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