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The results so far – updated

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So far, Independence Party is the biggest party in the two Reykjavík constituencies. The Progressives have always been a rural party and that is where the party finds its major support. Luckily for them, there is an unbalance in the weight of votes in rural vs urban, i.e. Reykjavík meaning that one vote in some of the rural constituencies equals three in Reykjavík. This means that even though the IP might get more or less the same percentage of votes as the Progressives or even slightly more, the Progressives might get more MP. However, it now seems that the IP will clearly be the largest party, decidedly bigger than the Progressives and also with more MPs.

At this point, the status is the following:

IP 24% – 19 MPs

Progressives 22.6% – 17 MPs

Soc dem 13.1% – 9 MPs

Left Green 12.2% – 9 MPs

Bright Future 7.9% 5 MPs

Pirates 5.7% – 4 MPs

The other nine parties that ran in this elections do not seem to be getting any MP elected.

There are 63 seats in Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, meaning that 32 are the minimal number of seats for a Government. IP and the Progressives could comfortably form a two party coalition.

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Nope, some changes:

IP 27.6% – 21 MPs

Progressives 23.6% – 18 MPs

Soc dem 13.2% – 10 MPs

Left Green 11.3% – 8 MPs

Bright Future 7.9% 6 MPs

Pirates 4.6% – 0 MPs


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Written by Sigrún Davídsdóttir

April 28th, 2013 at 12:00 am

Posted in Iceland

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