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Centre-right opposition wins Iceland election

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Iceland's centre-right opposition stormed back to power, final election results showed on Sunday, marking a spectacular comeback for a coalition ousted in 2009 after presiding over the country's near bankruptcy. 

Bjarni Benediktsson arrives at the Nordica Hotel in Reykjavik on election night on Saturday. Iceland's centre-right opposition stormed back to power, final election results showed on Sunday, marking a spectacular comeback for a coalition ousted in 2009 after presiding over the country's near bankruptcy.

Voters from the small North Atlantic nation, fatigued after four years of austerity imposed by a leftist government, handed power to the right-wing Independence Party and the centrist-agrarian Progressive Party, results showed.

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