Sigmundur Davíð To Answer To His Party Next Month - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Sigmundur Davíð To Answer To His Party Next Month

Published April 17, 2016

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Art Bicnick

Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, who is still chairperson of the Progressive Party, will soon have to answer to his party when he meets with the party’s central committee.

RÚV reports that at this meeting, which is to be held in late May or early June, Sigmundur will meet with party members and “have the opportunity to explain his side of the matter,” as Minister of Welfare Eygló Harðardóttir wrote on Facebook.

As reported, Sigmundur went on “indefinite holiday” earlier this week, with Progressive MP Hjálmar Bogi Hafliðason taking his place.

According to the most recent survey on the subject, about 80% of respondents believe that Sigmundur should permanently vacate his parliamentary seat.

Last week, Sigmundur was officially relieved of his duties as Prime Minister, replaced for the position by Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, but has remained on as chairperson of the Progressive Party and a regular member of parliament for them.

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