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Edward Snowden may gain Icelandic citizenship
The current leader of the Icelandic Pirate Party, Birgitta Jonsdottir, is pushing for Snowden’s Icelandic citizenship, as Iceland’s changing politics now bode well in Snowden’s search for a new home.
Birgitta Jonsdottir said, “If I become the interior minister, that’s definitely happening.”
She also acknowledged under Iceland’s Nationality Act, granting citizenship to Snowden would probably require approval by parliament which has already blocked it for nearly two years.
Jonsdottir however has experience in minting new Icelandic citizens, she was a successful activist in the campaign to grant citizenship to chess champion Bobby Fischer.