Icelandic Prime Minister Moves to Disband Parliament in Wake of Panama Papers

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Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, speaks during a parliamentary session in Reykjavik on Monday April 4, 2016.
Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, speaks during a parliamentary session in Reykjavik on Monday April 4, 2016.Credit: AP

Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has asked for parliament to be dissolved after the opposition called a vote of no confidence in the government, Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson said on Tuesday. 

After a meeting with the prime minister, Grimsson said he had asked for talks with the main parties before making a decision. 

On Monday, the opposition filed a motion of no-confidence and thousands gathered outside parliament to protest about what the opposition said was Gunnlaugsson's failure to disclose a conflict of interest over his wife's company. 

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