Iceland split over repayment plan

Voters decide on new proposal to compensate UK and Dutch governments for money lost by depositors.

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    Icelanders are voting on whether to approve a new plan to repay Britain and the Netherlands for money lost after the collapse of a major Icelandic bank in 2008.

    The UK and Dutch government compensated savers who lost money from their online "Icesave" accounts, run by Landsbanki, to the tune of more than $5bn.

    A referendum on a similar repayment plan last year resulted in a resounding "no", and voters today are still divided on the issue.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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