Iceland’s Gov’t Resigns

icelantisRecent protests in Iceland over the economic catastrophy there have drawn blood.

Do you really think it’s impossible for something like this to happen in the US? Later this summer, perhaps?

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Iceland’s coalition government collapsed on Monday under the pressures of a financial meltdown and Prime Minister Geir Haarde said he would hand in his resignation to President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson.

“I will go to the president and hand in the government’s resignation. Then I will have a meeting with the opposition leaders to discuss the possibility of a national unity government,” Haarde told reporters.

Foreign Minister Ingibjorg Gisladottir, the Social Democrat leader who had been considered a potential replacement for Haarde, announced she would not seek to be prime minister and would take a leave of absence for one or two months. [more]

 

See also: Iceland Burns

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