Iceland's ruling coalition agrees on new government

Iceland's ruling coalition agrees on new government


2021-11-28 07:15:00 PM

Iceland's ruling coalition agrees on new government

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir of the Left Green Movement will continue to head the government, the parties said.

The unusual alliance -- which has earned Jakobsdottir some criticism and saw her party emerge weakened from the election -- has brought Iceland four years of stability after a decade of political crises.This is the first time since 2003 that an outgoing government has held on to its majority in an election.

You Must Definitely Watch! Here is Funny and Desperate That Moments

"It has been complicated for the past four years and it will continue to be complicated. But maybe it is also healthy having to work with people who don't agree with you on everything," Jakobsdottir told AFP."The message from the parliamentary election was very clear, giving the government a very clear majority," she added.

Her Left-Green Movement won only eight seats, three fewer than in 2017, losing ground to its right-wing partners which both posted strong showings.While Jakobsdottir holds on to the post of prime minister, her party lost control of the symbolically-important environment and health ministries, but will head the fishing and agriculture ministry as well as that for employment.

Meanwhile the largest party, the Independence Party, retains the finance, foreign affairs and justice portfolios, and took on those for environment and industry as well.The Progressive Party will head the health, education, and trade and culture ministries, as well a new portfolio for infrastructure grouping together transport, housing and urbanisation issues.

City Press features writer Poloko Tau has passed away | Citypress

The lengthy negotiations to form the new government were attributed to ideological divisions between the Left Greens and the Independence Party.In addition, the parties had to await the final election results, only approved by parliament on Thursday after voting irregularities were reported in one of the island's six constituencies.

Read more: eNCA »

LIVESTREAM | NSC matric exam results announcement

The matric class of 2021 are eagerly awaiting their results which are to be announced by Education Minister, Angie Motshekga.

Prime Minister tours flood-ravaged western Canada

Upstart winners of Bulgarian election vow to end corruptionKiril Petkov and Assen Vassilev are working to create a new coalition government in Bulgaria after unexpectedly winning the election

‘Enforce jabs, not lockdowns’- Strong resistance likely to any new lockdown measures over OmicronBusiness leaders and medical experts are urging the government to take stronger measures to boost the vaccination rate rather than impose stricter lockdown rules to curb the new Omicron variant If the fear mongering Main Stream Media is shutdown for 30 to 40 days, So will this pandemic.. They are missing the point. If they care about the people and not only capital, they should advising gov't to create a No-fault Compensation Fund for those who suffer side effects from the vaccine as Australia has done or they must shut up. Mandate must go with full compensation “Experts” told you if you complied with lockdowns, censorship, masks and vaccinations—life would return to normal. “Conspiracy theorists” told you Covid was never going to end, and governments would use it to usher in a totalitarian new world order. Who do you believe now?

UK toughens Covid rules as new strain arrivesThe new rules add the requirement for isolation pending a negative result, significantly toughening the regime, in a bid to curb the spread of the new strain.

Editorial | Govern for the residents | CitypressIn 2016, South Africa first experienced coalition governments after opposition parties banded together to remove the ANC from power in the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay metro councils. Unbelievable $300 earn $5500 in 7 days The way you helped me with my BITCOIN INVESTMENTS, Ramoscox1 is a clear demonstration of why you are a shining example here in our country SOUTH AFRICA. Your kind, generous, and so much more... GOD BLESS YOU🙏 Should the parties not deliver, what are the people to do?

World races to contain new COVID-19 variantSeveral European nations announced their first cases of a new coronavirus strain as governments worldwide pulled down the shutters to contain the new Omicron variant. This hype will soon pass, Delta was the Topic and we are now waiting for Omega variant🤔 The world are a bunch of morons, or at least the media houses are.