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Silja Ómarsdóttir is a political science professor at the University of Iceland, and was also one of 25 people chosen to rewrite Iceland’s constitution after the country’s financial meltdown in 2008. With the unemployment rate rising more than six percent and the government giving no information on what was happening, the Icelandic population had nowhere to turn at that time. Ómarsdóttir explains what happened and what the country’s economic and political future holds, from a possible new constitution to new government changes.