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Icesave Referendum: First Numbers from Reykjavík

The first numbers from the two Reykjavík constituencies have now been announced. There, more people than outside the capital region have voted “yes” for the new Icesave legislation, which changed the nationwide ratio to 57 percent against and 43 percent for the legislation.


From Reykjavík. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In Reykjavík North where there are 44,525 registered voters, 4,215 ballots have been counted. So far, 1,987 voters have said “yes”, while 2,093 people have voted “no”; that is 48.7 percent for Icesave and 51.3 percent against. A total of 135 ballots were empty.

In Reykjavík South there are 44,463 registered voters and 10,569 ballots have been counted. So far, 5,620 voters want to pass the Icesave legislation, or 53.9 percent, and 4,808 voters want to reject it, which is 46.1 percent. A total of 141 ballots were empty.

Reykjavík South is the only constituency where the first numbers show that more voters want to pass the legislation than reject it.

Click here to read about the first numbers from other constituencies.

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