|Mayor of Kópavogur Given the Boot|
|Written by Iceland Review|
|Tuesday, 17 January 2012 19:30|
The majority coalition in the Kópavogur town council decided at its meeting last Thursday to make Mayor Guðrún Pálsdóttir redundant. Guðrún was notified informally of the decision the following day.
Kópavogur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The majority coalition met with the outgoing mayor yesterday evening. Hafsteinn Karlsson, who represents the Social Democrats on the town council, told ruv.is that the events of the past days were reviewed at the meeting.
Guðrún will receive a formal letter of termination today or tomorrow. It hasn’t been decided who will replace her but the prospective mayor will not come from the ranks of elected council members and be “apolitical,” ruv.is reports.
The reason for the decision has not been revealed but Guðríður Arnardóttir, who leads the Social Democrats in Kópavogur and chairs the town council, said it has nothing to do with “political power games,” as stated on ruv.is.
The Independence Party, which is in the opposition in the town council, has criticized these work methods. Guðrún has expressed her surprise at the move.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:00|