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Iceland opposition leader says will not rule out cooperation with Centre Party

The Centre Party, which was formed this September by former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, got 11 per cent of the votes in the early counting.

By: Reuters | Reykjavik | Published: October 29, 2017 9:05:59 am
Iceland, Iceland elections, Iceland opposition leader, Katrin Jakobsdottir, world news, indian express news Katrin Jakobsdottir leader of the Left-Green Movement speaks to member of the media, after casting her ballot, during the general election in Reykjavik, Iceland, Saturday October 28, 2017. (Source: AP Photo)

The leader of Iceland’s main Left-Green opposition party, Katrin Jakobsdottir, said on Sunday she would not rule out working with the new Centre Party whose leader last year was ousted as Prime Minister due to links to the Panama Paper Scandal.

“Nothing is out of the picture, but our first choice is to work with the parties on the left,” she told Reuters in a telephone interview.

She said that it might not be possible for the centre-left to form a government. “We’d hoped that the opposition would get a majority, but that is unclear now,” she said.

The Centre Party, which was formed this September by former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, got 11 per cent of the votes in the early counting.

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