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Iceland conservative leader claims PM post

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The leader of Iceland's conservative Independence Party, Bjarni Benediktsson, early Sunday claimed the post of prime minister after the centre-right opposition ousted the country's leftist government.

"The Independence Party is called to duty again," Benediktsson told supporters, saying he was ready to negotiate a coalition that would lead the country.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/iceland-conservative-leader-claims-pm-post-0