Iceland’s Progressive Party is gaining the most support, according to a new poll by MMR published today. The Independence Party remains the largest party with 28.5 percent support, followed by the Progressive Party with 23.8 percent.Alþingi. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.
If this were the outcome of the election, these two parties would get the majority of votes and forge a new coalition government, replacing the current Social Democrat-Left-Green coalition.
At the last elections in 2009, the Independence Party was the second largest and the Progressive Party fourth, mbl.is reports. One of Iceland’s new parties, Bright Future, has 15.3 percent support, while the Social-Democratic Alliance, the party of PM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and the largest party at the last elections, continues to lose support with just 12.8 percent registered in today’s poll despite the election of a new leader, Árni Páll Árnason.
The fifth largest party is the Left-Green Movement with 9.5 percent. Three parties: the Right Greens, Dawn and the Pirate Party, count between 2.2-2.5 percent each.
To get elected to Alþingi, they need at least 5 percent of the total votes.