Iceland Shapes up Central Right-Wing Coalition in Favor of EU
10 de enero de 2017, 18:00Reykjavik, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Icelandic political organizations, such as Independence Party, Reform Party and Bright Future shaped a coalition today that allows the central right to govern the country, which aspires to join the European Union (EU) soon.
According to the local media, the new Executive had already accepted to present the possible holding of a referendum to the Parliament for the tiny country of just around 300,000 inhabitants, to join the EU.
The three aforementioned parties have 32 of the 63 seats in Parliament, a figure that means a minimum majority but enough to rule out the long post-electoral negotiations in recent months.
According to reports, Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson will take up the post of Prime Minister in this country.
That party is against joining the EU, although after long talks, it acceded to the petition by the two other pro-European political organizations.
Iceland had already requested to join the EU in 2009, although short time later, the negotiations between both sides cooled off.
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