Majority in Iceland want to reject Icesave bill

icesave1-0392394A large majority of the Icelandic public want parliament to reject sovereign responsibility for Icesave in the Netherlands and the UK, according to a high-tech, but non-binding referendum.

Around 7,500 people took part in the secure electronic ballot commissioned by the Eyjan news website. To take part in the referendum, eligible voters had to have an access code sent to their online banking service – meaning nobody could vote more than once.

69 percent of voters said that the Althingi parliament should reject the Icesave bill and not force Iceland to take responsibility for the debts of a private company; 29 percent said parliament should approve the bill; and 1.6 percent took time out to vote that they have no solid opinion.

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