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Tales of Prop Rep Horror #10 – “Second Place Prime Minister”

Iceland is a trendy tourism hotspot these days, but its governance should send folks running.

After the 2016 election, it took more than two months for the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future to negotiate a coalition deal, giving their new government a bare majority – 32 of 63 seats.

Not surprisingly, this government lasted barely a year – it fell when it was revealed that the father of Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson had composed a recommendation letter on behalf of a convicted pedophile.

The country was plunged into an election in October 2017. The Independence Party again received the most votes, but the Left-Green Party was asked to form a government. Two more months of backroom deals resulted in a three-party coalition, with the Prime Minister coming from the second place Left-Greens.

Iceland’s prop rep system has forced elections in 2013, 2016 and 2017. Three elections in five years…

Yet another reason to Stop Prop Rep! www.icba.ca/stopproprep

Pass this post on to your friends and family – David Eby’s draconian, anti-free speech rules won’t allow us to advertise it, but individuals can spread it as much as they like. Let’s make sure every British Columbian sees it.

And stay tuned for more “Tales of Prop Rep Horror”…

Tales of Prop Rep Horror #9 – “No Kings in North(-ern Ireland)”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #8 – “How Swede It Isn’t”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #7 – “Rise of the Dictators”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #6 – “Indonesian Indecency”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #5 – “Beware the Greeks!”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #4 – “Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! NO! NO! NO!”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #3 – “From Russia With Blood”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #2 – “The Pain in Spain”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #1 – “The Puzzle of Brussels”

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