Ice­land’s cen­teR-RIGht GoveRn­ment col­lapses as mem­beR quIts

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

Ice­land’s nine-month-old, cen­ter-right govern­ment has col­lapsed 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 Friday 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. His fa­ther, Benedikt Sveins­son, had helped a con­victed child mo­lester ap­ply for a clause within Ice­land’s ju­di­cial sys­tem al­low­ing a per­son who has served their sen­tence for a se­ri­ous crime to “re­store their honor” and seek em­ploy­ment again.

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