From Iceland — Changes To Government Coming?

Changes To Government Coming?

Published December 30, 2011

A meeting has been called by both the Social Democrats and the Leftist-Greens concerning the shape of the government, including who will be keeping their ministerial position, and who may be on their way out.
RÚV reports that Social Democrat parliamentary party manager Oddný Harðardóttir confirmed that her party will be meeting today to discuss possible changes that could be made to the government. By “possible changes”, readers should take this to mean that while changes may happen, things might also very well stay the same.
However, the Social Democrats state on their home page that possible changes to the government is the only item on the agenda of their meeting. The Leftist-Greens will also be meeting today to discuss the same subject.
Members of parliament for The Movement met with representatives from the Social Democrats and the Leftist-Greens yesterday, to informally discuss the possibility of forming a trilateral coalition. Members of the Movement reported that these talks bore little fruit.
Eyjan reports rumours that two possible outgoing ministers might be Minister of Economics and Business Árni Páll Árnason and Minister of Fishing and Agriculture Jón Bjarnason. These rumours have not been confirmed by anyone other than anonymous sources.

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