PM wants September election next year
Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn (the Independence Party), Viðreisn (the Reform Party), and Björt framtíð (Bright Future) formed a government in January 2017, but it was disbanded in September the same year and new elections were called for 28th October.
There has been some debate about when the next Alþingi election should be, with some calling for a return to standard summertime elections, while others want the government to serve a full four-year term until next October. There are currently eight parties in Alþingi, which is the highest number ever.
Katrín has already informed coalition party leaders, the president, and opposition parties of her intended date for an election next September.