Mar 23 2007

Ómar Ragnarsson Becomes Party Chairman

Steinunn Jakobsdóttir
At a press conference held today, the representatives of a new political party, Íslandshreyfingin (The Icelandic Movement) announced their candidature for the parliamentary elections in May.

At the moment, the party’s organisation counts seven individuals, including environmental crusader and former TV reporter Ómar Ragnarsson, who has been temporarily nominated as the chairman, former Liberal Party manager, Margrét Sverrisdóttir as vice-chairman, and Jakob Frímann Magnússon who seceded from the Social Democratic Alliance in February.

The Icelandic Movement will place the main emphasis on environmental issues. At the press conference today, Ómar Ragnarsson explained that the party will focus on keeping the environmen in the spotlight and fight against further heavy industry projects as well as emphasizing on innovation, general welfare, equality and increased democracy.

The party’s policy will be introduced in the next couple of days.