Hundreds of angry voters protest against the new government in front of the Parliament House in Reykjavik, Island, on April 8, 2016. / AFP / HALLDOR KOLBEINS
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Thousands of Icelanders rallied in Reykjavik Saturday to demand immediate elections on a sixth consecutive day of anti-government protests over the "Panama Papers" revelations which have already toppled the prime minister.After Gunnlaugsson's resignation, there was a government reshuffle with Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, a serving minister, taking over as head of the centre-right coalition comprising the Progressive Party and its junior partner, the Independence Party.Although he pledged to bring the elections forward by about six months, there has been no let up in the protests or calls for the entire coalition's ouster. Another 23 percent want elections to go ahead as scheduled in April 2017, the poll showed.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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