Icelandic government collapses


This video is called Demonstration against financial corruption in Iceland. 8th November 2008.

From IceNews in Iceland:

Geir Haarde this afternoon spoke to journalists explaining that the government coalition between his Independence Party and the Social Democrats is now over. He will officially inform President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson of the situation at 16.00 this afternoon at the President’s Bessastadir residence.

In his speech, Haarde explained that, unfortunately, the two parties had not been able to come to an agreement. A large part of the problem was, apparently, the Independence Party’s refusal to give the post of Prime Minister over to the Social Democrats.

See also here.

BBC report on this: here. Al Jazeera report: here.

Monthly Review on this, with videos: here. The Guardian: here. Socialist Worker: here. World Socialist Web Site: here.

Icelandic blog: here.

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