Social Democratic Party (Iceland)
|Social Democratic Party
|Merged into||Social Democratic Alliance|
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|Politics of Iceland
The Social Democratic Party (Icelandic: Alþýðuflokkurinn, lit. People's Party) was an Icelandic Political Party based on social-democratic ideas. It was founded in 1916 as the political representation of the trade unions of Iceland.
Three times the party led the government of Iceland; in 1947-1949 under Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson, in 1958-1959 under Emil Jónsson and under Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal in 1979-1980. Its longest participation in government was with the Independence Party from 1959-1971.
The Social Democratic Party was succeeded in 2000 by the (Social Democratic) Alliance (Samfylkingin), a centre-left party with a wider political base created by the merger of the Social Democratic Party with the People's Alliance, Women's List and National Awakening.
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