Iceland PM Refuses To Resign, Faces No Confidence Vote Following “Panama Papers” Scandal

As reported last night, one of the first politicians to suffer a career casualty will probably be Iceland’s prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, who was exposed by the Panama Papers as secretly owning a company called Wintris set up in 2007 on the Caribbean island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, to hold investments with his wealthy partner, later wife, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir.

from Zero Hedge: 

The moment when he realized the data had been made public was revealed in this striking interview, during which the PM walked out, saying “What are you trying to make up here? This is totally inappropriate.”

The Iceland public appears to agree with at least the second part of his assessment, if only as pertains to his secret financial dealings and as Bloomberg reports, the PM now faces a no confidence vote. “The opposition has called for a vote against the government…

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