Resignations

LONDON: The leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to remove Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the wake of inquiry into corruption allegations against him, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the decision to take resignation from Ishaq Dar was taken at a high-level consultative meeting chaired by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in […]

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Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson announced in a letter on his website he will be leaving the party to form a new one. The letter, released yesterday, is a lengthy one which traces his career in politics from when he was elected chairman of the Progressive Party in […]

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Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Th. Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing parliament. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson resigned Saturday after one […]

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Published September 22, 2017 Shortly before midnight, on Thursday September 14, Iceland’s ruling coalition of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future came to an end, when the latter of those parties issued a terse announcement that they would be leaving the coalition. This prompted the collapse of the coalition, recriminations all around, […]

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Mr. Sveinsson’s letter, written in June last year, became public last week, but the justice minister, Sigridur Andersen, said that she had told Mr. Benediktsson about it two months ago. Bright Future has accused the government of a “serious breach of trust” for concealing the existence of the letter, and politicians across the political spectrum […]

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance sought on Thursday the resignation of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar until the corruption case against him is wrapped up, reported Geo News. The meeting of the committee, headed by Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Saleem Mandviwala, was held at Parliament House.  Several participants of the meeting claimed […]

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday has decided to resign if the court rejects his pre-arrest bail petition, sources told Geo News.  An accountability court hearing a corruption reference against Dar issued bailable warrants of arrest after he failed to appear in court. Hours after the issuance of warrants, a team of the National […]

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In an interview with Sputnik, Hannes Gissurarson, a professor of political science at the University of Iceland, argued that Iceland’s Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson’s call for an early parliamentary election following “unfounded” allegations that his party had covered up a child sex abuse scandal was a result of a mere misunderstanding. Gissurarson also argued that Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, who resigned […]

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LONDON – Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Th. Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing parliament. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson resigned Saturday […]

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In a concession to opposition parties and the protesters who hounded Prime Minister Sigmunder David Gunnlaugsson out of office, Iceland’s government announced that it would hold elections in autumn. The Progressive Party and the Independence Party announced their decision hours after handing the briefly vacant premier post to Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannssonn, […]

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LONDON — Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing Parliament. Advertisement Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson resigned Saturday […]

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