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#PanamaPapers: Iceland’s Prime Minister Whose Name Was Listed Resigns Amidst Protests from Citizens



Sigmundur Gannlaugsson

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson whose name was liated in the first batch of reports from the #PanamaPapers leak has resigned.

Gunnlaugsson was accused of buying an offshore company called Wintris in 2007 with his wife but failed to declare it when he entered the Iceland parliament in 2009.

The Prime Minister has been faced with a lot of pressure since his listing, with thousands of protesters calling for his resignation on Monday outside the parliament building in Reykjavik capital of Iceland. The opposition party in the parliament also moved a confidence motion  on the Prime Minister.

BBC reports that earlier on Tuesday, Gunnlaugsson called on the President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson to dissolve the parliament and call for an early election, but he later announced his resignation ahead of the confidence motion.


  1. ?

    April 5, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Nigerians no fit!

  2. nwa nna

    April 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    This can never happen in obodo Nigeria.. Over to you Saraki, do the necessary! Just kidding, Africans are way too power drunk 🙁

  3. nene

    April 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    in nigeria can this happen? mba. i pity nigerian leaders. when nigerians get really upset, no one will be spared. right now people are just keeping quiet.

  4. somtp

    April 5, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Follower ship is worse than leadership in Nigeria. The citizens held those they elected into office accountable that is why they came out in protest to get him out of office. We on the other hand will settle for some bags of rice and wrapper and its business as usual.

  5. Thatgidigirl

    April 5, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Saraki is just there eating meat pie and Pepsi long throat while looking at this Iceland guy with side eyes ????……if I hear!

  6. Truth

    April 6, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Where are the “Live our hero alone”, “This is a witch hunt”, and “Sigmundur wins it” activists in Iceland. We can export some to him.

  7. Tee

    April 6, 2016 at 12:28 am

    The truth still remains that we have a rotten system. Nigerians dont really care if the anti corruption fight is selective or partial…so long as we see thieves being convicted and humilated, Recovery is not enough. There has to be some punitive measures, otherwise the money they stole is just an interest free loan!‎

  8. Anon

    April 6, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Yet, Saraki lives on!

  9. ElessarisElendil

    April 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Note they a country of 320,000 thousand citizens. So no use comparing them to Nigeria. If Saraki’s constituents are really annoyed by his corruption cases, they should recall him.

    Nigerians should learn to take responsibility for our bad governance. They are provisions; constitutional and otherwise to get rid of them, but we love the drama they bring too much to ever do more than pay lip service.

  10. Ethel

    April 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    i wish our very own that were listed will follow such feat, but no they just wouldn’t . instead they will b jostling for more portfolios..

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