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Iceland MPs split over financial crisis charges

Iceland MPs split over financial crisis charges

A committee of Icelandic lawmakers has split over whether to recommend an unprecedented prosecution of former leaders for failing to prevent the country's financial meltdown.
The deadlock means it will be harder to try former Prime Minister Geir Haarde and three other top officials for their role in the 2008 economic crash.
A report published earlier this year put much of the blame for the catastrophe on Haarde and his colleagues but left it up to parliament to decide whether to charge them with negligence.
Political analysts say divisions within the committee mean that lawmakers will be more reluctant to drag the former leaders to court.


Updated : 2020-12-04 17:00 GMT+08:00