Election called for 8 December

09.11.2022 - 16:00
Election called for 8 December
These volatile times require a stable government, says the Prime Minister
Prime Minister Bárður á Steig Nielsen pictured with Jógvan á Lakjuni, Chairman of the Løgting, after the election was called at 3pm today. Photo: Bjarni Árting Rubeksen

The Prime Minister has called a general election for Thursday 8 December.

“After careful consideration and consultation with party leaders, I have come to the conclusion that the time is right to call a general election,” he says.

“This entire election period has been marked by uncertainty and unpredictable challenges with a pandemic, war and high inflation. These times call for a strong and stable government. It’s time to clear the air.”

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The 2023 budget must be passed by 1 January 2023. Given the current situation, it will be near impossible to produce a “proper” state budget by that time, says Nielsen.

“The most likely scenario is that we will release a preliminary budget which ensures that taxes are collected and our society can operate relatively smoothly. All proposals submitted up to now will most likely have to wait until a new government has been formed.”

The political parties have started their election campaigns, so we can expect to see even more posters in the streets very soon.


Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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