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Majority Wants Sigurdardóttir to Stay PM of Iceland

The majority of respondents in a new opinion poll by Fréttabaldid daily, 52.6 percent, said they would like Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, chairwoman of the Social Democrats, to continue as prime minister after the upcoming elections on April 25.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

The second most popular choice is the chairman of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson, who 25.8 percent of respondents support as PM, and 11.5 percent of respondents would like to see the chairman of the Left-Greens Steingrímur J. Sigfússon take control, Fréttabladid reports.

Usually the chairpersons of each party enjoy the most support from voters of their respective parties, but in the case of Left-Green supporters, 48 percent said that they prefer Sigurdardóttir as PM while 46.1 percent mentioned Sigfússon.

The poll also indicated that people generally support having ministers that do not have a seat in parliament; 79.1 percent of respondents were in agreement of such an arrangement.

Currently two ministers do not have a seat in parliament and aren’t members of any political party but are rather experts in their field of work: Minister of Business Affairs Gylfi Magnússon and Minister of Justice Ragna Árnadóttir.

Click here to read about the results of other recent opinion polls.

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