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Independence Party on Top, Movement Wiped Out

By Iceland Review

According to a new survey undertaken by daily newspaper Fréttabladid, the Independence Party has reclaimed its spot as Iceland’s most popular political party with backing from 34.8 percent of respondents. The Movement, previously the Civic Movement, would not earn a single seat in parliament.

Chairman of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The Independence Party, on the other hand, would earn six MPs if these were the results of the next parliamentary elections. Support for the party is up from 23.7 percent in the last elections in April, Fréttabladid reports.

The coalition parties, the Social Democrats and the Left-Greens, would maintain their majority in parliament and could remain in government with 32 MPs out of 63 and a combined electorate of 50 percent.

The Social Democrats are backed by 30.8 percent of respondents, up by one percent since the elections, while the Left-Greens are down to 19.2 percent from 21.7 percent in the elections.

Support for the Progressive Party is almost the same as in the elections, 14.1 percent compared to 14.8 percent in the elections.

Fréttabladid called 800 voters at random yesterday, asking what party people would vote for if elections were coming up. In total, 64.4 percent of those contacted responded to the question.

Click here to read more about the results of the elections in April.

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