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Iceland’s Independence Party Ahead in Polls

Iceland’s Independence Party has nudged ahead in the polls with 27.5 percent of the vote, two percent above the Progressive Party, according to the latest MMR poll dated April 17-18.

althingi-voting-280910-new-angle_pkAlþingi, the Icelandic parliament. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

Previously, the Progressive Party was ahead with 32.7 percent of the vote, compared to 22.9 support for the Independence Party.

The Social Democratic Alliance holds 13.5 percent, up from 10.4 percent in the last poll.

Meanwhile, the Left-Green Movement and Bright Future have 8 percent and the Pirate Party 7 percent.

Support for the current coalition Social Democratic Alliance-Left-Green Movement government is 26.4 percent.

The Independence Party’s chair Bjarni Benediktsson announced on Saturday that he would stay on as chair after earlier suggesting that he might step down due to some of his party members indicating that they would prefer vice-chair Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir to lead the party.

Iceland’s general election will be held on April 27.

Related:

16.04.2013 | Progressive Party Still Lead in Polls

15.04.2013 | Independence Party Chair to Stay

12.04.2013 | Will Independence Party Chair Bjarni Benediktsson Step Down?

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