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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:18 AM

Row over sexual abuse letter brings down Icelands government

Source: The Guardian

Iceland could face its second snap election in a year after one of the three parties in its ruling coalition said it was quitting because of a “serious breach of trust” over the alleged cover-up of a scandal involving the prime minister’s father.

The Bright Future party said on its Facebook page that it had “decided to terminate cooperation with the government”, effectively bringing down Bjarni Benediktsson’s administration barely nine months after it was formed.

The walkout follows reports that the prime minister’s Independence party tried to conceal a letter written by his father, Benedikt Sveinsson, to help a friend convicted of child sexual offences have his criminal record cleared.

The justice minister, Sigridur Andersen, of the Independence party, told Benediktsson of the letter in July but the government did not publicly disclose its existence until forced to do so by a parliamentary committee this week.

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Jon Henley European affairs correspondent
Friday 15 September 2017 12.47 BST


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/15/iceland-row-sex-abuse-letter-brings-down-government

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:43 AM

1. Must be nice to be in a country...

...where the populace can be like "This government isn't working, let's vote again."

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:01 PM

2. Here, if it were Trump tied to pedophilia his supporters would blame the child,

 

then Obama and then scream "fake news" And R party would do nothing about it for fear of alienating their base.

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Sat Sep 16, 2017, 03:22 AM

3. First claim "fake," then blame Dems and child, then fake again

solidly convinced it's just more of our lies.

But good for Iceland.

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