The majority of readers of the magazine DV believe that the trial of former prime minister Geir H. Haarde should continue.
As reported, the Independence Party submitted a proposal late last year calling for the trial of Geir – wherein he is charged with mismanagement and neglect during his time in office, contributing to Iceland’s 2008 economic crash – to be cancelled.
Support for the measure has come from some surprising sources, among them members of the Social Democrats and, most recently, from Minister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson.
DV conducted a reader’s poll on the matter, asking readers if they wanted to see parliament withdraw charges against Geir. Of those who responded, 61.1% said No and 36.9% said Yes, with the remainder either undecided or not responding.
A final vote on the resolution is still pending, but support and opposition appear to be maintaining a precarious balance.