Many, many respected and trusted politicians and businessman was revealed to have secretly attempted to hide offshore assets.
One of the very first people that was revealed to have earned a fortune this way was Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson.
The public wanted him to immediately resign from his post and instead Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson will replace him. Initally Gunnnlaugsson thought he could get away with a mere time out.
Gunnlaugsson was the leader of the Progressive Party just like his successor.
The previous Prime Minister of Iceland was sworn in in May of 2013. I wonder if Johannson will turn ot to be a more decent guy or if he also has invested money in offshore businesses… Prior to the scandal the next general election was supposed to be held in 2017 but following the international scandal there will be a re-election June 27th 2016.