Iceland: Left-Green Movement leader considers coalition

Leader of Iceland's Left-Green Movement Katrin Jakobsdottir addressed members of her party in Reykjavik on Sunday, as they awaited the final results of the election. The party leader spoke of the possibility of forming a coalition with the Social Democratic Alliance and the anti-establishment Pirate party. «I hope that when all the votes have been counted we will have a seat in the next... Еще government and that we will lead that government and we will make this community better for the nation», she said. «We put forward a clear vision that we wanted to be a force that could ensure added equality, added justice, a greener community and a community for the future, where we really focus on how we can make Iceland better», Jakobsdottir continued. Early polls suggest that Icelandic voters have rejected the centre-right government after a succession of political scandals, and that Jakobsdottir's party is expected to come in second place with 17 percent of votes. The main party of the outgoing government, The Independence Party, is expected to see 26 percent of votes. Independence party leader Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson called a snap election on the back of a scandal caused by his father's attempt to vouch for a convicted paedophile, causing the coalition to collapse.

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