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Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson speaks during a press conference in Reykjavik, Iceland September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Geirix

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REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Iceland's prime minister said on Saturday the president had accepted his request for a snap parliamentary election, and Nov. 4 had been discussed as a possible date.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson called on Friday for the snap vote after one party in the ruling coalition quit.

(Reporting by Elias Thorsson; Editing by Stine Jacobsen)

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