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Gallup poll: Government loses majority

The political landscape in Iceland changes every day according to daily Gallup opinion polls. The most recent poll reveals that the government has lost the majority of MPs in parliament.

According to the latest poll published today in Morgunbladid, support for the Independence Party (Sjálfstaedisflokkurinn) dropped by 3.8 percent between polls to 38.4 percent. Support for the other coalition governmental party, the Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn), rose by 2.3 percent to 9.8 percent.

If these were the results of the elections, the two parties would have a total of 31 MPs in parliament, fewer than half the 63 MPs required, which means they could not form the next coalition government which requires majority.

The Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) received 3.5 percent increased support from the last poll, rising to 27.1 percent. The Left-Green Movement (Vinstri graenir) lost support by 2.9 percent between polls, dropping to 16.5 percent.

Support for the Liberal Party (Frjálslyndi flokkurinn) dropped by 1.8 percent between polls, which would now receive 5.3 percent of votes. Iceland’s Movement (Íslandshreyfingin) increased its support by 1.3 percent, standing at 2.9 percent.

Gallup approached 1,150 voters via telephone on May 6 and 7; 63.7 percent participated in the poll.

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