Former Iceland PM could face prison sentence

Iceland’s parliament, the Althing, voted by3 3 votes to 30 last Tuesday to press negligence charges against former prime minister Geir Haarde for his handling of the country’s financial crisis.

2nd October, 2010

Iceland’s parliament, the Althing, voted by3 3 votes to 30 last Tuesday to press negligence charges against former prime minister Geir Haarde for his handling of the country’s financial crisis.

The motion, put forward by opponents of Haarde’s Independence Party, is viewed by many as politically motivated and lacking in legal integrity. Haarde, who has retired from politics and has had cancer, must only be too well aware of the irony of his...

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