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Elections in Iceland: first results

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Although the swing in the elections seems to be remarkably large compared to 2009 it is a swing back to the past. The 2009 results were an exception in the sense that left governments have only ruled Iceland twice and only for one year at a time before the coalition of social democrats and Left Green, in office since spring 2009.

There are six constituencies. First results from Southern Iceland:

IP 28.4%

Progressives 33.5%

Social democrats 10.6%

Left Green 2.4%

Bright Future 4.8%

Pirates 3.9%

Other parties get less than this. The above parties are those expected to get MPs.

The Progressives normally get majority of their votes in rural areas such as this part of the country.

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Written by Sigrún Davídsdóttir

April 27th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Posted in Iceland

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