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.
Alþingi, 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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