Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Poll Suggests Collapse in Progressive Party Support

Iceland’s ruling Progressive Party would lose 15 of its current 19 MPs if an election were held today, a new poll claims. The poll also predicts that no two parties would be able to form a coalition government, unless one of them were the Pirate Party.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Elections Probably in October

Iceland’s finance minister says it will not be possible to sell the State’s share in financial institutions before elections this autumn, but that he would like to submit 2017’s budget bill to parliament before it adjourns.


New Vote of No Confidence Introduced

Iceland’s opposition parties have put forth a new bill to the Alþingi parliament declaring no confidence in the entire government and calling for new elections as soon as possible.

Elections Planned in Iceland

Iceland will hold a parliamentary election this autumn, following the Panama Papers scandal which cost Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson his job.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Discontent within Independence Party

Eyjan reports that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s statement to foreign media, stressing that he is only stepping aside as prime minister for an unspecified amount of time has been far from well received by members of the Independence Party.

Government of Iceland 2013.

Pirates in Slight Slip

The results of the latest MMR opinion poll on support for individual political parties and for the sitting government shows that the Pirate Party remains by far the biggest force in Icelandic politics, despite suffering a slight drop in support.


The Coveted Position of President of Iceland

About 20 individuals have either announced their intention to run for the office of president of Iceland in June, are said to be contemplating a run, or their names have repeatedly been associated with a candidacy.

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal.

Interior Minister Runs for Party VP

Minister for the Interior Ólöf Nordal has announced her intention to run for the position of vice president of the Independence Party at the party’s general meeting October 23-25.