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Iceland’s Finance Minister Is Ready to Beat Back Pirate Attack

The spire of Hallgrimskirkja church, right, stand above residential and commercial property on the city skyline in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Iceland's prime minister expects hedge funds to pay their 'fair share' as the country prepares to dismantle the final barriers to free capital flows.
Photographer: Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg
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Icelandic Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, whose government was forced to call an early election amid controversy stemming from the Panama Papers leak, says he has “serious doubts” about working with the upstart Pirate Party.

According to the latest opinion poll, the loose grouping of Internet activists may secure 25 percent of the vote in the Oct. 29 general election and is trailing only Benediktsson’s Independence Party, which enjoyed support of 26.2 percent.