After the first ballots have been counted in all six constituencies, the Independence Party is in the lead with 25.4 percent. Surveys had indicated that the party would come second to the Progressive Party.
Chair of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.
The Progressive Party follows suit with 23 percent, the Social Democratic Alliance with 12.8 percent, the Left Green Movement with 12.4 percent, Bright Future with 7.9 percent and the Pirate Party with 5.7 percent.
Other parties are below the the five percent mark necessary to earn seats in parliament. The party that comes closest is Dawn with 3.8 percent.
Both ruling parties, the Social Democrats and Left Greens, have lost substantial support since the 2009 election. The Social Democrats stand to lose the majority of their MPs, down from 20 to nine.
However, results for the Left-Greens are better than indicated in polls and the party is now on par with the previously considerably larger Social Democrats.
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