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Iceland gets new centre-right government led by Benediktsson

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Bjarni Benediktsson has served as Iceland's finance minister since 2013A new centre-right coalition in Iceland announced Tuesday it had agreed to make conservative Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson the country’s next prime minister, 10 weeks after a snap election. Benediktsson, 46, who has served as finance minister since 2013 and was the big winner in October 29 elections, presented the new government at a press conference in Reykjavik with his new coalition partners, the centre-right Reform Party and the centrist Bright Future.

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