Iceland PM calls for dissolution of Parliament after tax scandal

Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has asked for parliament to be dissolved after the opposition called a vote of no confidence in the government, Iceland`s President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson said on Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Apr 05, 2016, 19:52 PM IST

Stockholm: Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has asked for parliament to be dissolved after the opposition called a vote of no confidence in the government, Iceland`s President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson said on Tuesday.

After a meeting with the prime minister, Grimsson said he had asked for talks with the main parties before making a decision.

On Monday, the opposition filed a motion of no-confidence and thousands gathered outside parliament to protest about what the opposition said was Gunnlaugsson`s failure to disclose a conflict of interest over his wife`s company.