930: The world's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Althingi
, is established 1775: The first-ever regatta is held on the River Thames 1894: The International Olympic Committee is founded in Paris 1940: After conquering France, Adolf Hitler visits Paris and views the Eiffel Tower 1951: Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess (pictured) and Donald Maclean flee to USSR 1960: The first contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the US 1985: A bomb destroys an Air India Boeing 747 in the air near Ireland.
A path has been cleared along the rift, sloping down to a clearing where Viking settlers had set up Europe's oldest parliament, Althingi
, in the 10th century.
Founding of the first Althingi
, the world's longest running parliament
The oldest parliament is the Althingi
, the Icelandic Parliament founded in 930.
Polls published Friday by public broadcaster RUV and the daily Morgunbladid show that the Independence Party could get 17 seats in the 63-seat parliament, the Althingi
. The main rival Left-Green Movement and its potential partners -- the Social Democratic Alliance and the anti establishment Pirate Party -- would together win 29 seats, too short of a 32-seat outright majority.
The result should give the Independence Party about 21 seats in Iceland's 63-seat Parliament, the Althingi
, with the Left-Greens and Pirates winning 10 each.
showed negligence and sometimes reprehensible action, the most important lessons to draw from these events are about weak social structures, political culture and public institutions" (Althingi
Research Funding: The National Institutes of Health, USA (contract N01-AG-12100), theNational Institute onAging Intramural Research Program, the National Eye Institute USA (Z01-EY000401), National Institutes of Health, Hjartavernd (the Icelandic Heart Association), and Althingi
(Icelandic Parliament); the assay of hs-cTnI was supported by a grant from Abbott Diagnostics; P.
"Only the Althingi
(parliament) can revoke that decision," Arni Pall Arnason, head of the parliamentary group of the largest opposition party, the Social Democrats, said.
The unequivocal and public statements of their right to travel across the US-Canadian border by Coast Salish people at Hozomeen is reminiscent of medieval European law speakers who articulated the law at annual meetings of serfs and nobles, or at summer-time Icelandic gatherings at the Althingi
. But it is also an example of historic and contemporary Coast Salish longhouse practice in which speakers state their understandings of rights to incorporeal properties such as ancestral names and songs, and corporeal properties such as land or the right to use particular resource stations.
On one extreme, the Icelandic Parliament - the Althingi
- set up probably the most citizen-led convention ever in 2010, following the financial crash that decimated the country's economy and exposed weaknesses in its constitution.