In an effort to increase voter participation among young people, numerous high schools in Iceland will be holding mock elections this Thursday.
The latest reports regarding the course of events at the Icelandic Progressive Party convention last weekend have to do with buses of strangers.
A new poll, conducted October 3 and 4 by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, shows there appear to be swift changes in the support enjoyed by political parties in Iceland.
Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, newly elected leader of the Progressive Party, told RÚV this morning that he is willing to work with anyone within the party.
This afternoon, the Progressive Party elected Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson as its new leader.
PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson just announced on RÚV TV that he plans to run against former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson for the position of chairman of the Progressive Party.
The party group of the Progressive Party has just declared its full support of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the party leader.
A new poll by MMR shows the Pirate Party and the Independence party running neck and neck, each with 22.7 percent of voters’ support.
Eleven out of 14 women on the board of the National Federation of Independence Party Women already have or are planning to resign.
Jóhann Kristjánsson, the campaign manager of the Pirate Party in Iceland, left his position yesterday.
Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson won a convincing victory in the Progressive Party’s primary in the northeast constituency on Saturday in the battle for the top seat of candidates.
Guðni Ágústsson, former chairman of the Progressive Party, believes the party must be led by a man who can talk to everyone without letting private matters interrupt the government’s work.
According to the National Audit Office, the cost of President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson’s presidential campaign was just over ISK 25 million (USD 217,000, EUR 193,000).
The weekend after this one, the future of two prominent politicians of the Progressive Party could be determined.
DV reports today that former education minister and former deputy chair of the Independence Party, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, will be leading the list of candidates for the new Reform Party in the Southwest Iceland constituency in this fall’s election.
Icelandic Minister of Education Illugi Gunnarsson has decided not to run for parliament in coming elections in October.
Last night, Icelandic government leaders proposed to the opposition that parliamentary elections be held on October 29th this year.
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson believes it would be a major mistake to nail down an election day for the fall.
The Pirate Party is once again Iceland’s largest political party with a rating of 26.8 percent, according to the latest MMR survey. The Independence Party, traditionally the country’s largest, has lost its newfound lead but remains close to the Pirates with 24 percent.