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Pirates Remain Largest Party in Iceland

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Pirates Remain Largest Party in Iceland

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Pirate Party MPs Helgi Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Jón Þór Ólafsson. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.

Meanwhile, support for the government is up 2.5 percent to 31.9 percent from the last time it was measured by MMR, on June 2.

Support for the Independence Party, one of the two parties which form the governing coalition, measures 23.3 percent, up from 21.2 percent in the end of May. The third largest party is the Social Democrats, measuring 11.6 percent, down from 11.8 percent, followed by the Left-Greens with 10.5 percent, down from 11.1 percent.

The Progressive Party, the other party to make up the governing coalition and the party chaired by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has 10 percent, down from 11.3 percent one month ago.

Support for Bright Future remains largely unchanged with 6.8 percent, up from 6.7 percent while support for other parties measures less than 2 percent.

According to a Fréttablaðið poll published last week, the Pirate Party has 37.5 percent support while Bright Future has 3.3 percent and would not get a single member elected to Alþingi if an election was held today.

The latest issue of Iceland Review magazine features an interview with MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir about the Pirates' success, challenges and the road ahead. Click here to subscribe.

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