From Iceland — MP Worried About Future Of Constitution

MP Worried About Future Of Constitution

Published March 7, 2013

Birgitta Jónsdóttir said in this mornings parliamentary session that the Progressive Party and Independence Party are uninterested in creating a new constitution and, now that the term is coming to an end (elections are scheduled for 27 April), the two parties will see that the constitutional bill will be killed, RÚV reports.
Vigdís Hauksdóttir, an MP for the Progressive Party, denied that anybody was seeking to kill the constitution.
Meanwhile, other MP’s took the opportunity this morning to criticize the Progressive Party’s stance on natural resources. The proposed constitution would seek to make natural resources public property, to quell privatization. Left-Green MP Lilja Rafney Magnúsdóttir said this morning that the Progressives have finally come out of the closet in support of private ownership of resources. This prompted Progressive Party Chairman Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to call the parties of the ruling coalition liars.
To sum up, it was an exciting morning in Alþingi.

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