Parliament to End Session for Elections - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Parliament to End Session for Elections

Published February 25, 2009

In accordance with election law, the Icelandic parliament will end its spring session on 27 March, making way for the elections on 25 April. However, ways are being sought to extend the session until 4 April.
The main bone of contention with regards to the legislative session is a bill that would change the leadership of the Central Bank. The hotly contested bill is currently in the Business Committee. Its delay from passage can basically be attributed to one man – Progressive Party MP Höskuldur Þórhallsson – who said he wanted to wait until for an EU report on the Central Bank before making a decision.

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