Country is facing second snap election in a year after party in ruling coalition quits over alleged cover-up involving PM’s father

Iceland could face its second snap election in a year after one of the three parties in its ruling coalition said it was quitting over a “serious breach of trust” involving an alleged cover-up of a scandal involving the prime minister’s father.

The Bright Future party said on its Facebook page that it had “decided to terminate cooperation with the government”, effectively bringing down Bjarni Benediktsson’s administration barely nine months after it was formed.

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