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Two More Political Parties

Today, two new parties were added to the Icelandic political landscape. They are at the opposite end of the political spectrum.

Lýðfrelsisflokkurinn, which translates as The Civil Freedom Party, is a right-wing party whose goal is to make Iceland member of the European Union. It looks to right-wing parties in Germany and Scandinavia as opposed to the right-wing politics of the US or UK, Friðrik Hansen, the new party’s spokesman explained to mbl.is.

Simply put, the party first and foremost caters to those who do not like the Independence Party’s fervent fight against Iceland joining the European Union.

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Alþingi. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

This morning, Lilja Mósesdóttir also announced that she is working on founding a new political party. Last year, Lilja left the Left-Greens and is now an independent MP at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament.

The new party’s agenda is a mystery as of yet, according to visir.is as Lilja kept mum on the subject. However, she said that the names of the people working with her would be revealed shortly. These are people from all walks of life with a varied political background but sharing fundamental values, she added.

The next Parliamentarian elections will take place next year, in 2013.

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