Panama Papers: Social media reacts to Iceland PM’s resignation


Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, the deputy chair of Gunnlaugsson’s Progressive Party, announced the decision alongside Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson on Wednesday.A Gallup poll conducted Monday and Tuesday credited the Pirate Party with a whopping 43 percent of voter support, far ahead of the Independence Party at 21.6 percent, the opposition Left Green Movement at 11.2 percent, and the Progressives at 7.9 percent. Mr Gunnlaugsson’s offshore company was meant to manage his wife’s inheritance from her wealthy businessman father, according to the Panama Papers.He also said his financial holdings did not affect his negotiations with Iceland’s creditors during the country’s acute financial crisis. “Those assertions did little to quell the controversy”.Local reports also claimed that Gunnlaugsson was refused permission by Iceland’s president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, to dissolve parliament, presumably in preparation for a snap election. Ohio speech to draw crowd, attention for GOP’s Kasich
State Chancellor John Carey is among state leaders holding public events around Marietta and Washington County throughout the day. Trump won the county’s at-large presidential delegate vote by 25 votes, while Kasich won the district delegate vote by 44 votes. There were protests again on Tuesday evening, but significantly smaller than Monday’s. It’s not clear if a new prime minister will be in place before a parliament session on Thursday. Thordarson criticised the Prime Minister for unilaterally seeking to dissolve Parliament.We must look, learn and listen from what is happening around us globally where we see how others demand answers and accountability from those elected to political office, with responsibility for large amounts of funds along with all sort of connections. I don’t think it was the rational thing to do.No replacement has yet been named, and Iceland’s president has not yet confirmed that he has accepted the prime minister’s resignation.According to the leaked Panama Papers documents, his wife bought Wintris, a British Virgin Islands company, in 2007 from a Panamanian company using a Luxembourgian bank.Arni Pall Arnason: Leader of the Opposition Social Democratic Alliance. Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Wisconsin
Tuesday also cements Cruz’s status as the leading anti-Trump candidate, with Kasich far back in the nomination battle. A majority of Republican voters said they’re either concerned or scared by a potential Trump presidency. Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned Tuesday, the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that have shone a spotlight on the offshore wealth of public figures worldwide.Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the prime minister of Iceland has resigned after the leak of the Panama papers financial documents.Poroshenko said it was necessary to create an offshore holding company to put his candy business in a blind trust when he became president of Ukraine in 2014.Wintris lost money as a result of the 2008 financial crash that crippled Iceland, and is claiming a total of 515 million Icelandic kronur (£3m) from the three failed Icelandic banks: Landsbanki, Glitnir, and Kaupthing.McClatchy and other news organizations continue to release findings of the lengthy investigation each day this week, but barely a day after learning of their prime minister’s offshore holdings, Icelanders decided they’d had enough. Prepare for Zika Virus, CDC Warns
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