Iceland coalition talks
COPENHAGEN: Leaders of three of the eight parties elected in Iceland in an October 28 parliamentary election have begun formal coalition negotiations, state broadcaster RUV reported.
The Independence Party, the LeftGreen Movement and the centreright Progressive Party, are seeking to form a government after talks between four leftist parties broke down last week.
It should be clear by the end of the week whether talks have made progress. President Gudni Johannesson has not yet given any party leaders a formal mandate to try to form a government.