The Independence Party is now the largest party in Reykjavík with 27.5 percent support while PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s Progressive Party has just 4.8 percent, according to the latest Gallup poll. Municipal elections in Iceland take place in May.
Reykjavík City Hall. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
Bright Future has dropped to second with 25 percent, down from 29.4 percent in November, followed by the Social Democratic Alliance with 20 percent and the Left Greens with 11 percent. The Pirate Party, which will be running for the first time in Reykjavík, also has 11 percent support, ruv.is reports.
The Independence party would get 5 seats in the Reykjavík City Council, Bright Future 4, Social Democratic Alliance 3, the Pirates 2, and the Left Greens 1. The Progressive party would be without a voice. Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr’s Best Party - the clear winner in the last election four years ago - will be integrated into the Best Party after the party decided not to run in the upcoming elections.