The proposed national referendum on changes to the Icelandic constitution will not now go ahead at the same time as this June’s presidential election. Parliament could not organise a vote in time.
The referendum was due to go ahead on 30th June, at the same time as the presidential election.
Alþingi did not manage to pass a vote on a resolution about the referendum and such public consultations have to be organised with three or more months’ notice; meaning the deadline has now expired.
There was heavy debate in the parliamentary chamber and strong allegations made on both sides; as well as frequent heckling.
The session was therefore stopped at midnight when it became clear no vote on the parliamentary resolution would take place.