Prime Minister Steps Down amid Violent Protests
This may not help the crisis
but something had to be
Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde, rattled by the financial crisis and widespread anti-government protests, called early national elections for May 9 on Friday and announced he was stepping down.
Haarde, 57, said he would not seek re-election because he has a throat tumor. The new timetable brings forward elections which were due in 2011.