The Best Party (Besti flokkurinn), a new political party founded by comedian Jón Gnarr, won the municipal election in Reykjavík yesterday with six representatives on the City Council and 34.7 percent of votes.
The Reykjavík City Hall. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
Only 660 votes separated the Best Party and the Independence Party of Mayor Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, which earned five seats on the council with 33.6 percent of votes, visir.is reports.
The Social Democrats earned three seats on the council and the Left-Greens one. Other parties didn’t receive enough votes to secure themselves representatives on the council. The counting of ballots ended shortly before 4 am last night.
In many municipalities all around Iceland the parties who were at the helm before the elections lost their majorities.
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