Iceland's Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, left, deputy chairman of the Progressive Party, speaks to media at parliament in Reykjavik, Iceland Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
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Iceland's new right wing government was to take office on Thursday, under fire from the start as the opposition sought a vote of no-confidence and maintained calls for a quick election to be held.Gunnlaugsson will hand in his resignation to President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson at 1400 GMT, and the president will then formally appoint Johannsson and his cabinet at 1500 GMT.Johannsson announced late Wednesday that new legislative elections would be held in "the autumn", about six months ahead of the scheduled April 2017 vote.Two other Iceland cabinet ministers, including Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, have been singled out in the Panama Papers.A poll published Wednesday showed that 69 percent of Icelanders wanted Benediktsson out, even though he enjoys the full support of the Independence Party he heads.
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