In Iceland, the head of the Left-green movement opposition leader Catherine Jakobsdottir headed the government, which started its work on 30 November. It is reported by Iceland Review.
Her party won second place in parliamentary elections. Earlier Jakobsdottir was a journalist, and also served as Minister of education.
The coalition includes the independence Party, Left green movement and Progressive party, which have 35 seats out of 63 in the Althing (the Icelandic Parliament). The coalition talks lasted more than three weeks since the announcement of the election results.
The publication notes that according to recent polls, about 50% of Icelanders support her candidacy for this post.
Former Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson also included in the new government as the Minister of Finance and economic relations.
October 19, in the early parliamentary elections in Iceland’s center-right coalition lost the majority.
On 3 November the President of Iceland Gudny Johannesson instructed the leader of the Left-green movement Catherine Jakobsdottir to form a new government, which took second place in parliamentary elections.