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Icesave through Althingi

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Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, has now passed the Icesave bill after a final vote today: 44 voted in favour, 16 voted against and 3 abstained from voting. The MPs are 63 in total, making the majority clear and firm. So far, almost 30.000 people have signed a petition, asking MPs to vote against Icesave.

Now, it’s up to the president. As pointed out earlier on Icelog his position is unclear. With the clear vote in Althingi there is less pressure on him to send the bill to a referendum but considering the fact that he’s all for the direct democracy inherent in referenda it’s still unclear what he will do.

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Written by Sigrún Davídsdóttir

February 16th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Posted in Iceland

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  1. The opinion of the people of iceland must be respected.
    It is they who are having to pay for the greed, the incompetence and the robbery of the outrageous Bankers who think they can get away with the destruction of families, businesses and nations.

    It is the direct action of these incompetent and greedy Bankers which caused the World Economic Crisis.

    Stand up for yourself Iceland and show the rest of the world that the Bankers will be punished in Iceland even if the rest of the world has allowed them to get off with everything and let others pay.

    The world is watching you and you deserve to be heard.

    Rachael Williams

    19 Feb 11 at 1:52 pm

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