Snap poll for Iceland
ICELAND’S prime minister has called for a snap parliamentary election after one party in the ruling coalition quit his Government, formed less than nine months ago.
The outgoing party, Bright Future, cited a “breach of trust” after Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson’s party allegedly tried to cover up a scandal involving his father.
That leaves the country facing its second snap election in less than a year.
The previous government was felled by the Panama Papers scandal over offshore tax havens.
“We have lost the majority and I don’t see anything that indicates we can regain that. I am calling an election,” Mr Benediktsson said.