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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:41 PM
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Centre-left wins Iceland election
Source: BBC News

Iceland's ruling centre-left government looks set to have won a major victory in the country's early elections.

Preliminary results show the coalition has won 35 of the 63 seats available, its first ever parliamentary majority.

Iceland has been one of the countries most dramatically affected by the global economic crisis.

The conservative Independence party, which resigned in January amid widespread protests over the economy, won 15 seats and has conceded defeat.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8017927.stm



Well, nice - both for it happening and for the defeated party being rather more civilized about it than I've seen in Canada or the US lately.
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whyverne Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:05 PM
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1. Good country to keep an eye on.
I read this was the most right wing economy in the world. Now they're in the hole to the tune of over a quarter million bucks per person.
And they didn't wait around for elections. They threw the conservatives right out the door.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:50 PM
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8. actually, tjose Asjholes, injvolved rjan frjom Icejland
and gjot jjobs elsejhere in Eujrope. Icelanders have placed photos of these top dogs in their urinals, according to my friends in their capital (His an MD, she's a nurse)
What is funny is that women are going into the men's room to pee in the urinals.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:14 AM
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2. Yes, they were used as a neo-con experiment in 'free-market' capitalism that failed utterly
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Blandocyte Donating Member (830 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:26 AM
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3. It's Ice, It's Land, What's Not To Like?
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:32 AM
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4. So, they won't have to outsource Bjork?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:20 AM
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5. Come to the right in greed; come to the left in need. Thing is, you morans, after
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 02:23 AM by No Elephants
years of "starving the beast," your gubbamint gets too poor to maintain its roads, let alone help you out after trickle down economics has left the world up the creek without a paddle.

Get smart, folks.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:53 PM
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6. Icelanders reject Wall Street, with some humor....


Photographs of bankers who left Iceland after the financial crisis have a new use in the restroom of a bar in Reykjavik.

From today's New York Times 4/26/09
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:34 PM
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7. Kudos to Iceland.
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:21 AM
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9. nothing changes: center-left = center-right = just one elite exchanging power
every 4 years. It happens in all euro countries
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:41 AM
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10. Its the same all over the world.
Here to.
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