The Icelandic government has appointed a new Prime Minister and called for early parliamentary elections this autumn, according to Reuters. The former Prime Minister, Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned yesterday after the publication of the International consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) on offshore companies. In the investigation it was alleged that Gunnlaugsson owned company in the British virgin Islands, which later became one of the creditors of the bankrupt Icelandic banks.
The new Prime Minister became an associate of Gunnlaugsson by the ruling party, the Minister of agriculture, Inga Johannson. He has already said that the government will continue to implement major projects was working on for the last three years.
At the same time, the opposition is trying to force the holding of new elections, calling for a censure vote to the government, Reuters noted.
According to the Agency, every evening, during the last three days, in front of the Parliament thousands of protesters, they pelted the Parliament building with eggs.
April 3, ICIJ has published the results of extensive investigations about the offshore world leaders, politicians and celebrities in Panama and the British virgin Islands for which data were received as a result of the leak of the documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which renders services on registration of offshore companies. In the investigation, in particular, stated about the relationship of the Icelandic Prime Minister with a company registered in the British virgin Islands.