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Iceland gets a new Government

Following the general election in October last year political parties in Iceland have struggled to form a government and at one time there was talk of a possible second election. […]

Independence Party win general election

The people of Iceland have voted for continuity after appearing to back the Pirate Party in opinion polls before Saturday’s general election. In the final count the centre-right Independence Party, […]

General Election could see Pirates emerge as key players

Iceland holds its general election today for all 63 seats in its parliament or Althing. The election would normally have been held in April 2017 but was brought forward after […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election to the Althingi has been announced for 29 October 2016. Results will be published here

Guðni Jóhannesson elected President of Iceland

Dr. Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson appears to have an unassailable lead in the presidential election and has been declared the winner. With more than two thirds of the vote counted Dr. […]

Presidential 2016

An election took place on 25 June 2016. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (Independent) 38.49% Halla Tómasdóttir (Independent) 27.51% Andri Snær Magnason (Independent) 14.04% Davíð Oddsson (Independent) 13.54% Sturla Jónsson (Independent) 3.48% […]

Iceland elects a new President

Iceland goes to the polls today to elect a new President. Incumbent president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has announced that he won’t be seeking a further term in office. There are […]

New Cabinet announced

Iceland’s new Prime Minister, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, has announced the changes to Cabinet as a result of this week’s events. The prime minister’s former ministry, the Ministry of Fisheries and […]

PM resigns over Panama Papers

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has resigned his portfolio. He had been in trouble for some time but revelations over the past couple of days which linked him to the […]

New Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources appointed

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has appointed Progressive Party MP Sigrún Magnúsdóttir as the new Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources. Until now the portfolio has been covered by […]

Ólöf Nordal appointed Minister of the Interior

Ólöf Nordal has been appointed as the next Minister of the Interior. She replaces Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir who resigned two weeks ago after a member of her staff leaked sensitive […]

Interior Minister resigns

Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir of the Independence Party has resigned her portfolio. The Minister said that she would take a break from politics and return in the […]