ICE­LAND IN COALI­TION TALKS WITH PARTY LEAD­ERS

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

Ice­land’s pres­i­dent launched talks yes­ter­day to de­ter­mine who could form the next gov­ern­ment af­ter an in­con­clu­sive gen­eral elec­tion in which a record eight po­lit­i­cal par­ties won seats. Prime Min­is­ter Bjarni Benedik­ts­son called the snap elec­tion a month ago af­ter a ju­nior mem­ber of his cen­ter-right coali­tion quit over a le­gal scan­dal in­volv­ing Benedik­ts­son’s fa­ther. Grow­ing pub­lic dis­trust of the elite in re­cent years has spawned sev­eral anti-es­tab­lish­ment par­ties, splin­ter­ing the po­lit­i­cal land­scape and mak­ing it in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to form a sta­ble gov­ern­ment.

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