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Iceland’s Center-Right Claims Victory

Iceland’s center-right, the right-wing Independence Party and center Progressive Party, have claimed victory in yesterday’s parliamentary election with 187, 996 votes or 94.8 percent of the vote, counted.

althingishus_psAlþingi, the parliament. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The coalition governing parties, the Social Democrats and Left-Greens, lost 11 and seven seats respectively, while two new parties, Bright Future and the Pirate Party are on track to secure six and three seats respectively.

The latest results:

Independence Party: 26.7 percent (up by 2.6 percent), 19 seats

Progressive Party: 24.3 percent (up by 9.7 percent), 19 seats

Social Democratic Alliance: 12.9 percent (down by 16.9 percent), 9 seats

Left-Green Movement: 10.9 percent (down by 10.4 percent), 7 seats

Bright Future: 8.4 percent (new party), 6 seats

Pirate Party: 5.1 percent (new party), 3 seats

A total of nine parties did not secure the minimum five percent of the vote to enter parliament. Support for those parties ranged from 0.0 percent to 3.1 percent.

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Follow Iceland Review for continued coverage of the results of Saturday’s election.

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