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Local elections to be held tomorrow, Saturday

Elections for city, town and county councils will be held tomorrow, Saturday.

Over the past few days, the Icelandic media has reported on the campaigns in various parts of the country, but inevitably the capital Reykjavík commands the most headlines.

According to the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, the most recent poll conducted by Gallup in Reykjavík shows the Independence Party in lead with 43 per cent followed by the Social Democrats (25 per cent) and the Left-Greens (15 per cent). The poll predicts that 7 councilors for the Independents, 4 for the Social Democrats, 2 for the Left-Greens, 1 for the Liberals and 1 for the Progressives.

According to RÚV, this is the first time during this campaign the Progressives score high enough in a Gallup poll to claim a seat on the city council.

Nine out of ten people participating in the Gallup poll claimed to have decided how they would vote.

According to a separate poll run by Fréttabladid, the Progressives will not get a councilor elected, but the Social Democrats will squeeze a 5th representative onto the city council.

The ruling coalition for the past 4 years, R-listi or the R-slate, is comprised of the Social Democrats, the Left-Greens and Progressives; it currently holds 8 out of 15 seats on the Reykjavík City Council, the Independents have 6 councilors and the Liberals have one.

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