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78% Support the New Cabinet

Iceland‘s new cabinet enjoys the support of 78% of the nation, according to a new poll from Stöð 2, Fréttablaðið and Vísir. 22% of responders do not support the cabinet.

No cabinet in Iceland has had as much support since the coalition between the Independence Party and the Social Democratic Alliance in 2007, which measured at 83% a month after the elections that year.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister and chairman of the Left-Green Movement is pleased with the result. “I am of course both surprised and happy with the support and grateful for the momentum we have in the beginning.”

Katrín iterates that the result of the poll doesn’t sway her from focusing on the tasks ahead. “Even though it’s nice to have so much support in the beginning, it ultimately calls for even greater resolve in order to meet everyone’s expectations.”

The new cabinet is a coalition between the right liberal-conservative Independence Party, the left-leaning Left-Green Movement and the centre-agrarian Progressive Party.

According to the new poll, the Independence Party measures at 26%. The Left-Greens follow up with 23.5% and the Social Democratic Alliance is at roughly 13%.

The Progressive Party measures at 11%, the Pirate Party at nearly 8%, the Centre Party roughly 7%, the Reform Party approximately 5% and the People’s Party 4%.

1.1316 people were called on December 4th and 804 answered the call. The response rate was 61.1% and of those, a total of 69.4% answered the poll.

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