Talks between the leaders of the three ruling parties will continue over the weekend, and a new government may be formed next week. According to Bjarni Benediktsson, chairman of the Independence Party, it will be possible to form a government next week if the weekend is put to good use in the negotiations.
“We have to make good use of the weekend and the days that follow, and then I believe the process will end” – says Bjarni.
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir told the news agency yesterday that party leaders would meet on Friday.
Bjarni says that while time is short after the parliamentary session, the new government could make its mark on next year’s draft budget, which must be approved by the end of the year.
“Of course, we have some financial plan foundations on which to build next year’s budget,” Bjarni told Fréttablaðið today.