Katrin Jakobsdottir to replace Bjarni Benediktsson as Iceland's new prime minister as coalition talks end in agreement.
Bjarni Benediktsson's Independence Party won most votes in the snap election, but it is not clear whether the incumbent prime minister can form a viable coalition.
The Independence Party, the main partner in the current government coalition, lost 4 percentage points from last year’s election to take 25 percent of the vote.
Icelanders appear as primed for change as at any time in recent memory, especially following a string of political scandals.
The Bright Future party in the ruling coalition quit the government citing a “breach of trust” after prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson’s party allegedly tried to cover up a scandal involving his father.
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