2021 Icelandic parliamentary election
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir's second cabinet takes office after reaching an agreement with the Left-Green Movement, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party.
The final results of yesterday's election in Iceland show that the ruling left-right coalition strengthened its majority despite Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir losing ground. The Independence Party won the most seats, with 16.
Early election results show that the three-party coalition led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir of the Left-Green Movement is expected to retain their majority.
The office of the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir confirms that she will not meet the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence on his visit in September, citing "prior commitments."
Katrín Jakobsdóttir is confirmed as Prime Minister of Iceland after forming a coalition with other parties.
Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is criticised after his father wrote a letter recommending that a convicted child molester be pardoned. The Bright Future party withdraws from the governing coalition, triggering its collapse.
Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, leader of the Progressive Party, resigns.
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson refuses to resign after leaked "Panama Papers" tax documents showed he and his wife used an offshore firm to allegedly hide million-dollar investments. "I have not considered quitting because of this matter nor am I going to quit because of this matter," Gunnlaugsson told Icelandic television Channel 2.
The documents, 2.6 terabytes of information, were obtained more than a year ago from an anonymous source by the German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung". Journalists from more than 80 countries have been working with this data. The documents expose holdings of 12 current and former world leaders, and 128 more politicians and public officials worldwide. The national leaders named include Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif; Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, and Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.
The trial of former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde on charges of negligence in relation to the financial crisis begins in Reykjavík.
Iceland's parliament, the Althing, refers charges of misconduct in office related to the 2008–2012 Icelandic financial crisis against former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde to the Landsdómur, a special court for such cases.