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Iceland PM resigns, new polls soon

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Iceland’s President has accepted the resignation of the volcanic island’s Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, who says a new election mostly likely will be held on November 4.

Mr. Benediktsson lost his nine-month-old, centre-right coalition after one party quit over an attempt by the Prime Minister’s father to help clear the name of a convicted paedophile. President Gudni Johannesson met on Saturday with Mr. Benediktsson and was meeting with other party leaders later in the day.

A small centrist party, Bright Future, quit the ruling coalition on Friday.

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