Elections in Iceland

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Elections in Iceland gives information on election and election results in Iceland.

Iceland elects on a national level a ceremonial head of state, the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a four-year term by the people. The parliament (Alþingi) has 63 members, elected for a four-year term by proportional representation, using the D'Hondt method with open list. Iceland has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, so parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Latest elections[edit]

2013 parliamentary elections[edit]

V • T • E Summary of the 27 April 2013 Icelandic parliamentary election results
Party Chairperson(s) Votes % ± Seats ±
Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) Bjarni Benediktsson 50,454 26.70 Increase 3.0 19 Increase 3
Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson 46,173 24.43 Increase 9.6 19 Increase 10
Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin - jafnaðarmannaflokkur Íslands) Árni Páll Árnason 24,292 12.85 Decrease 16.9 9 Decrease 10
Left-Green Movement (Vinstrihreyfingin - grænt framboð) Katrín Jakobsdóttir 20,546 10.87 Decrease 10.8 7 Decrease 4
Bright Future (Björt framtíð) Guðmundur Steingrímsson 15,583 8.25 6 Increase 4
Pirate Party (Píratar) Collective leadership 9,647 5.10 3 Increase 2
Dawn (Dögun - stjórnmálasamtök um réttlæti, sanngirni og lýðræði) Collective leadership 5,855 3.10 0 Decrease 2
Households Party (Flokkur Heimilanna) Pétur Gunnlaugsson 5,707 3.02 0
Iceland Democratic Party (Lýðræðisvaktin) Collective leadership 4,658 2.46 0
Right-Green People's Party (Hægri Grænir flokkur fólksins) Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson 3,262 1.73 0
Rainbow (Regnboginn, sjálfstæði Íslands og sjálfbæra þróun) Jón Bjarnason (spokesperson) 2,021 1.07 0 Decrease 2
Rural Party (Landsbyggðarflokkurinn) Ylfa Mist Helgadóttir 326 0.17 0
Sturla Jónsson (Sturla Jónsson) Sturla Jónsson 222 0.12 0
Humanist Party (Húmanistaflokkurinn) Júlíus Valdimarsson 126 0.07 0
People's Front of Iceland (Alþýðufylkingin) Thorvaldur Thorvaldsson 118 0.06 0
Valid votes 188,990 97.52
Invalid votes 585 0.30
Blank votes 4,217 2.17
Total 193,792 100.00 63
Electorate/Turnout 237,957 81.44
Source: The Morning Paper, National Broadcasting
Last election (2009) — Next election (2017)

Vote share changes are given compared to the 2009 election results; seat changes are given compared to the distribution immediately before the election.


2012 Presidential election[edit]

V • T • E Summary of the 30 June 2012 Icelandic presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson independent 84,036 52.78
Thóra Arnórsdóttir independent 52,795 33.16
Ari Trausti Guðmundsson independent 13,762 8.64
Herdis Thorgeirsdottir independent 4,189 2.63
Andrea Ólafsdóttir independent 2,867 1.80
Hannes Bjarnason independent 1,556 0.98
Valid votes 159,205 97.52
Invalid/Blank votes 4,046 2.48
Total 163,251 100.00
Electorate/Turnout 235,495 69.32
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Last election (2008) — Next election (2016)


2009 Parliamentary election[edit]

V • T • E Summary of the 25 April 2009 Icelandic parliamentary election results
Party Chairperson(s) Votes % ± Seats ±
Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir 55,758 29.79 Increase 3.03 20 Increase 2
Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) Bjarni Benediktsson 44,371 23.70 Decrease 12.94 16 Decrease 9
Left-Green Movement (Vinstrihreyfingin - grænt framboð) Steingrímur J. Sigfússon 40,581 21.68 Increase 7.33 14 Increase 5
Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson 27,699 14.80 Increase 3.08 9 Increase 2
Citizens' Movement (Borgarahreyfingin) no designated chairperson 13,519 7.22 4
Liberal Party (Frjálslyndi flokkurinn) Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson 4,148 2.22 Decrease 5.04 0 Decrease 4
Democracy Movement (Lýðræðishreyfingin) Ástþór Magnússon 1,107 0.59 0
Valid votes 187,183 96.50
Invalid votes 566 0.29
Blank votes 6,226 3.21
Total 193,975 100.00 63
Female electorate 114,269 50.15
Male electorate 113,574 49.85
Female turnout 98,013 85.77
Male turnout 95,962 84.49
Electorate/Turnout 227,843 85.14
Source: Statistics Iceland
Last election (2007) — Next election (2013)

2007 Parliamentary election[edit]

V • T • E Summary of the 12 May 2007 Icelandic parliamentary election results
Party Chairperson(s) Votes % ± Seats ±
Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) Geir Haarde 66,754 36.64 Increase 2.96 25 Increase 3
Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir 48,743 26.76 Decrease 4.19 18 Decrease 2
Left-Green Movement (Vinstrihreyfingin - grænt framboð) Steingrímur J. Sigfússon 26,136 14.35 Increase 5.54 9 Increase 4
Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) Jón Sigurðsson 21,350 11.72 Decrease 6.01 7 Decrease 5
Liberal Party (Frjálslyndi flokkurinn) Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson 13,233 7.26 Decrease 0.12 4 Steady 0
Icelandic Movement – Living Country (Íslandshreyfingin – lifandi land) Ómar Ragnarsson 5,953 3.27 0
Valid votes 182,169 98.43
Invalid votes 385 0.21
Blank votes 2,517 1.36
Total 185,071 100.00 63
Female electorate 110,948 50.13
Male electorate 110,382 49.87
Female turnout 93,093 83.91
Male turnout 91,978 83.33
Electorate/Turnout 221,330 83.62
Source: Statistics Iceland
Last election (2003) — Next election (2009)

Past elections[edit]

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