Icelandic Parliament says yes to Icesave deal

althingi49 MPs said yes to the changed version of the Icesave deal, passing it through Parliament at around 23.00 last night. This disputed matter has shaken the nation over the last months due to the financial hold it would have on the country. The changes made to the original deal gained the support of 49 of 63 MPs and was passed after the second round of discussions last night.

The yes votes came from the Left-Green Movement, the Social Democratic Alliance and the Independence Party. There was a split within the Citizens’ Movement and all of the Progressive Party voted against the deal. The current government in Iceland is formed by the Left-Green Movement and the Social Democratic Alliance.

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