Bright Future (Iceland)
|Chairperson||Heiða Kristín Helgadóttir (also managing director of Best Party)|
|Founded||4 February 2012|
|European affiliation||Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe|
|Seats in the parliament|
|Politics of Iceland
Bright Future (Icelandic: Björt framtíð) is an political party in Iceland founded on 4 February 2012. Before the 2013 general election, it included two MPs, Guðmundur Steingrímsson (who defected from the Progressive Party) and Róbert Marshall (who defected from the Social Democratic Alliance). It then won 6 seats in the election.
The party supports Iceland joining the European Union and the Euro. The party is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party and has links to the ALDE Group in the European Parliament.
Steingrímsson was elected as a candidate of the Progressive Party, but had left the party to sit as an independent. In 2012, he formed Bright Future with the Best Party, the new party sharing the same initials in Icelandic, "BF", as the Best Party. The party was formed to contest the April 2013 parliamentary election.
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