Talks on forming a new government were carried out after the early elections in October.
The center-right and eurosceptic Independence Party holds talks with the liberal Reform Party and the party "Bright Future". The leader of the "Bright Future" Ottarr Proppe said that a referendum on membership in the EU has become an important factor in these negotiations.
Earlier, Iceland applied to join the EU in 2009. However, the government suspended talks with Brussels in 2013, stating that priority should be given to referendum on joining the EU. In 2015, Iceland withdrew its application for EU membership, which sparked a wave of mass protests.