Hundreds of angry voters protest against the new government in front of the Parliament House in Reykjavik, Iceland, on April 8, 2016. / AFP / HALLDOR KOLBEINS
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Iceland was gearing up Saturday for a major anti-government rally in a test of the opposition's ability to mobilize support following the "Panama Papers" scandal revelations that toppled the premier.The issue is particularly sensitive in Iceland following the 2008 collapse of the nation's three main banks, which plunged the country into a deep recession and left thousands mired in debt.According to a poll carried out by Reykjavik University on Thursday and Friday, just over half – 51 percent – of Icelanders want to see a general election held as early as May or June, while 26 percent agree with Johannsson's proposal to hold the ballot in the autumn.On Friday, the parliament rejected an opposition motion of no-confidence in the reshuffled government, which – as expected – was voted down by 38 votes to 25 .
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