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Pirates Still on Top, New Party Gains Support

The Icelandic Pirate Party is the largest political party in Iceland with 29.9 percent, according to a new survey carried out by the University of Iceland’s Social Science Department for Morgunblaðið. The party has gained 1.6 percent since last month.

The Independence Party is the second-largest party with 22.7 percent, down by 1.2 percent. Meanwhile, new party Viðreisn (founded by CEO of Heimur, Iceland Review’s publisher Benedikt Jóhannesson), continues to grow and now stands at 9.1 percent, up by 1.2 percent, Vísir reports.

Viðreisn has overtaken the Social Democrat Alliance, which stands at 7.6 percent, and is approaching some of the other parties which have traditionally been the biggest; the Left-Green Movement enjoys support by 15.9 percent of respondents, down by 0.6 percent, and the PM’s Progressive Party stands at 11.1 percent, also down by 0.6 percent.

Bright Future is only supported by 2.9 percent of respondents and would lose its seats in parliament. Other parties have rates below 1 percent.

The survey was emailed to the 2,000 members of the department’s online panel with 1,072 responding.

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