Bright Future (Iceland)

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Bright Future
Björt framtíð
Chairperson Heiða Kristín Helgadóttir[1] (also managing director of Best Party)
Founded 4 February 2012[2]
Ideology Social liberalism
Green liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Colours Purple, White
Seats in the parliament
6 / 63
Website
www.bjortframtid.is
Politics of Iceland
Political parties
Elections

Bright Future (Icelandic: Björt framtíð) is an Icelandic political party founded on 4 February 2012.[2] Before the 2013 general election, it included two MPs, Guðmundur Steingrímsson (defected from the Progressive Party) and Róbert Marshall (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.[3] It has links to the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4][5][6] The party was formed to contest the Icelandic parliamentary elections in April 2013.

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Position
2013 Steady 15,583 Steady 8.25
6 / 63
Steady 0 Steady 5th

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Party Integrated Into International Pirate Party" (in Icelandic). The Reykjavík Grapevine. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Declaration of the founding policy for Bright Future" (in Icelandic). Björt framtíð (Bright Future). 4 February 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b The Reykjavík Grapevine Election Guide 2013, The Reykjavík Grapevine, issue 4, 5 April 2013, p. 20.
  4. ^ "Iceland’s newest political party gets shiny new name". IceNews - Daily News. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Iceland Review Online: Daily News from Iceland, Current Affairs, Business, Politics, Sports, Culture". Icelandreview.com. 2005-12-06. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  6. ^ e.c Software. "Online, Iceland news, Travel, Vacation, Culture, Hotels, Politics, Business". IcelandReview. Retrieved 2013-12-29.