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Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Bright Future Gains Most in Polls

A new poll, published today, conducted for Morgunblaðið by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Iceland, shows the Independence Party leading the political parties with 21.5 of the vote.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Former PM Wins Northeast Primary

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.

Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.

Former Education Minister Recruited by Reform Party

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.

 Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

Pirates and Independents Neck and Neck

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.

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