Pedophile scandal brings down Iceland’s government

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Publication Date 16/09/2017
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Iceland's ruling coalition collapsed on the 15 September 2017 over anger at a paedophile scandal. The Icelandic Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson' called the country's second snap election in two years - the previous one had been held on the 29 October 2016.

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ESO: Key Source: Icelandic parliamentary election 2017
The Guardian, 15.09.17: Row over sexual abuse letter brings down Iceland’s government
Al Jazeera, 27.10.17: Everything you need to know about Iceland's election
The Guardian, 27.10.17: Iceland set for second snap election in a year after series of scandals
Iceland Monitor, 27.10.17: Poll: Center-Left government in the cards in Iceland
Reuters, 28.10.17: Leftists on cusp of power as weary Icelanders go to polls
EUObserver, 27.10.17: Iceland set to re-elect scandal-hit prime minister
Politico, 27.10.17: Iceland’s ex-leader poised for political resurrection
Politico, 18.09.17: Iceland set for snap election in October
Iceland Monitor, 18.09.17: President accepts dissolution of Parliament
Iceland Review, 27.10.17: Icelandic Parliamentary Election 2017: Party Overview

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