Iceland’s centre-right government collapses
COPENHAGEN — Iceland’s nine-month-old, centreright government collapsed Friday after a small coalition member quit over an attempt by the prime minister’s father to help clear a convicted pedophile’s name.
The centrist Bright Future Party said in a Facebook post that there was “a serious breach of trust” behind its departure.
Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson took office in January with his Independence Party, the Reform Party and the centrists. Together the three parties hold the slimmest of majorities — 32 of the 63 seats in parliament following the Oct. 29 elections.