Progressive Party in the Lead Ahead of Election


Progressive Party in the Lead Ahead of Election

The Progressive Party and the Independence Party could forge a majority coalition if the result of the last election poll conducted by Stöð 2 television station and daily Fréttablaðið holds true. Together, they would secure 36 seats out of a total 63, and 49.7 percent of the votes.

althingi-voting-280910_pkPhoto: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

Six parties have more than the 5 percent minimum support to get elected to Alþingi. These are: the Pirate Party with 6.3 percent, up from 5.6 percent last week; Bright Future with 8.1 percent, up from 6.5 percent; the Left-Green Movement with 10.4 percent, up by 2.5 percent since last week; the Social Democratic Alliance with 13.1 percent, down by 0.6 percent from last week; the Independence Party with 23.8 percent, down by 3.1 percent from last week,; and the party with the largest support base, the Progressive Party, with 25.9 percent, down from 30.3 percent last week.

Two parties, Framfaraflokkurinn (‘The Improvement Party’) and Alþýðufylkingin (‘The People’s Front of Iceland’) have 0.0 percent support, according to the poll. A total of 15 parties are on the ballot in Saturday’s election.