The two ruling parties, the independent and progressive party failed the motion of no confidence submitted by the opposition yesterday. Two motions were voted on yesterday, a motion of no confidence and a motion of dissolution of parliament, and consequently a call of an election. The motion for no confidence was rejected with 38 votes against 25 and all members of the ruling parties voted against it. The motion for motion for the dissolution of parliament was also rejectet but one member of the ruling parties voted with the opposition, Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir congresswoman for the independent party, making her the only member of the ruling parties to vote with the motion.
A major protest it mobilized for today´s afternoon on Austurvöllur for the sixth time, with speeches and music. Majorities of people in Iceland are displeased with the new arrangement and find the measures the government has taken to be too small. A recent poll shows that 51% of Icelanders want elections now, 26% in the fall and 23% next spring when elections were due. Further 57% of those asked supported the dissolution of parliament. The social science research institute of the University of Iceland conducted the poll on April 8-9 and 862 individuals answered.