Birgitta Jonsdottir of the Pirate Party is seen alongisde party members after parliamentary elections in Iceland, Oct. 29, 2016. REUTERS/Geirix
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Lawmakers in Iceland are to receive a 44 percent pay rise just six months after then prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned in a tax-evasion scandal, officials announced Tuesday.The national Kjararad commission tasked with setting public service salaries announced the pay rise, which increases the salaries of members of parliament to 9,000 euros a month.Pirate Party co-founder Birgitta Jonsdottir urged MPs to reject the pay rise to gain public confidence.The elections' main beneficiaries were the Pirates, who with their three center-left allies won 27 seats in the 63-member parliament, compared to the Progressive and Independence parties combined 29 seats, setting up Iceland for tough horsetrading over its next government.
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