Iceland coalition split
One of Iceland’s three coalition parties said yesterday it would quit the Government formed just nine months ago, citing a ‘‘breach of trust’’ after the prime minister’s party allegedly tried to cover up a scandal involving his father.
That leaves the country facing its second snap election in a year after the previous government was felled by the Panama Papers scandal over offshore tax havens.
‘‘The board of Bright Future has decided to terminate cooperation with the government of Bjarni Benediktsson,’’ the party said in a statement on Facebook. ‘‘The reason for the split is a serious breach of trust within the government.’’ — Reuters