Iceland PM Faces No-Confidence Vote in Scandal

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -
Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. (Bertil Enevag Ericson, TT, File via AP)
Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. (Bertil Enevag Ericson, TT, File via AP)

The political future of Iceland’s prime minister is in danger because of his reported links to an offshore account in the British Virgin Islands.

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson faces a no-confidence vote in parliament Monday after news reports linked him and his wife to an account at the center of a massive tax evasion leak that was created with the help of a Panamanian law firm.

The revelation concerns offshore company Wintris Inc., which Gunnlaugsson allegedly set up in 2007 along with his wife Anna Sigurlaug Palsdottir.

The opposition has called for a vote against the center-right government. Public protests are also scheduled outside parliament.

Gunnlaugsson, the head of the center-right Progressive Party, began his four-year term in 2013, five years after Iceland’s financial collapse.