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Parties Publish Candidate Lists in Lead-Up to Fall Elections

The candidate lists for all of the parties except the People’s Party have been published, giving voters a clear picture of their options for the upcoming parliamentary elections this fall. RÚV reports that 17 of the current MPs—13 men and four women—will not run in the coming elections. The remaining MPs—25 men and 21 women—will offer themselves for reelection.

The Left-Greens, Social-Democratic Alliance, Pirate Party, Independence Party, and Centre Party all have three outgoing MPs. The Progressive Party has one outgoing MP; another of its representatives, Þórunn Egilsdóttir, recently passed away.

All of the MPs for the Reform Party will be up for reelection, as will both MPs for the People’s Party.

There are more men leaving their seats in parliament than women, but men will still make up the majority of candidates after reelections, as there are more male candidates overall. Nevertheless, there are more women running for election than there were in 2017. The party’s gender balance among list-leaders is even: there are 18 women and 18 men at the top of the parties’ lists overall.

Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, is made up of 63 representatives who are elected by proportional representation for four-year terms. Elections will take place on Saturday, September 25.

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