Minister of Health Álfheiður Ingadóttir – who replaced Ögmundur Jónasson when he resigned from the position last September – told RÚV that there will be no change in ministers, despite rumors to the contrary. She did say, however, that this summer of early next year, a few ministerial positions will be combined.
Vísir has reported this week that sources close to them have indicated that there has been a wedge between Leftist-Greens with regards to the government’s official position on Icesave. In order to appease these people, the source said, plans were in the works to bring Jónasson back into a minsterial position. Jónasson, along with fellow Leftist-Green MP Lilja Mósesdóttir, voted against the Icesave law that was passed last December, then subsequently vetoed and defeated in referendum.
With regards to any rift within the party itself over Icesave, Jónasson told the web news site Smugan that while there had been tensions between himself and party chairman Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, that they have settled their differences to an extent.