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Progressive Party Largest Political Party in Iceland

Support for the Progressive Party continues to increase and it has now outgrown the Independence Party as the country’s largest political party, according to the latest survey by MMR (Market and Media Research).

althingi-parliament_ipaFrom Alþingi. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

The Progressive Party is now rated with a support of 29.5 percent, up by 4 percent since MMR’s last survey, reports.

The Independence Party comes next with 24.4 points, down by 3 percent since the last survey. Support ratings for the party have been decreasing in the past months; in mid-2011 the party had support of 40 percent.

The new party Bright Future is also losing support between surveys. It now stands at 12 percent, down from 15.2 percent in the last survey.

Support for other parties hasn’t changed much. The Social Democratic Alliance stands at 12.5 percent, Left Green Movement at 8.7 percent and the Pirate Party at 3.9 percent, which is below the 5 percent limit to earn seats in parliament.

Other parties have lower ratings.

The MMR survey was carried out March 22-25. The respondents were of the ages 18-67 and were contacted randomly from MMR’s observer group.


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