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Election results: 58.3% did neither vote for the Independence party nor the Progressive party

Chairmen of the Progressive and Independence parties Chairmen of the Progressive and Independence parties

The far most likely government to be formed in Iceland, following the general elections that took place last Saturday, is considered to be one with the Progressive- and Independence parties together.

Many have however pointed out other possibilities as well as disunity that seems to be inside the Independence party, among other things about if or how to implement promises by the Progressive party. It is an absolutely necessary condition that whichever party joins the Progressive party in government agrees with some promises made by the Progressive party, the chairman has stated. Many inside the Independence party however disagree with those methods and that might be a problem.

Discussions and negotiations are ongoing but the Progressive party received mandate from the president to form a new government. The chairman, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has been meeting with all parties but formal discussion are believed to begin soon, with one or more parties.

The Icelandic parliament consists of 63 MPs and the Progressive and Independence party got 19 MPs each. Together a solid majority if they would join hands in government.

Not everyone is super happy about the possible new government in Iceland and one opponent recently posted the following info online, stressing that "the majority of MPs is not the same as the majority of votes":

 

The image might however be a bit misleading, as these numbers are for all those that were eligible to vote, also those that didn't.

 

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Last modified on Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:38

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