Iceland has announced early
parliamentary elections triggered by the
Panama Papers scandal that forced the
prime minister to resign.
The trove of leaked documents revealing
the vast extent of global tax evasion
implicated several senior Icelandic
politicians. Then-PM Sigmundur David
Gunnlaugsson resigned after the leak in
April, becoming the first major figure to
fall from grace over the scandal. Rarely
seen protests erupted on the streets but
his government remained in place.