From Iceland — PM Ditches Parliament For Delicious Cake

PM Ditches Parliament For Delicious Cake

Published May 5, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Maggio7/Magnus Fröderberg/ and NÁ

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson left parliament in the middle of questions being directed at him, in order to get the last slice of cake being offered in the lobby downstairs.

Kjarninn reports that during the open questions portion of parliament, Left-Green MP Katrín Jakobsdóttir had questions prepared for the Prime Minister, only to be informed that he had left the session. Her colleague, MP Svandís Svavarsdóttir, pointed out the reason for his absence: he had headed downstairs, to the lobby, to help himself to cake that was being offered.

This prompted strong objections from other opposition MPs, with Pirate MP Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson saying that while he thought he could no longer be surprised by the PM’s behaviour, he was certainly surprised in this instance.

Nútíminn conducted further investigations into the matter, and found that the cake in question was not only devil’s food cake; it was also being served with whipped cream and braised pears. In addition, the frosting was chocolate, and there was but one slice left. The Prime Minister reportedly arrived just in time, only moments away from being denied dessert.

In related news, a new poll from MMR shows that the ruling coalition of the Progressives and Independence Party is currently at an all-time low, polling at 10.8% and 21.9% respectively.

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