Ice­land in up­heaval

The Weekend Post - - World -

ICE­LAND’S coali­tion gov­ern­ment has col­lapsed af­ter al­le­ga­tions that the prime min­is­ter’s party had at­tempted a cover up in­volv­ing the clear­ing of a sex of­fender’s crim­i­nal his­tory.

Bjort Framtid, one of the three gov­ern­ment coali­tion par­ties, has an­nounced it would be quit­ting the gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day.

Benedikt Sveins­son, the fa­ther of Prime Min­is­ter Bjarni Benedik­ts­son, was ac­cused of writ­ing a let­ter rec­om­mend­ing the clear­ing of con­victed sex of­fender Hjalti Sig­ur­jon Hauks­son.

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