Farmers' Party (Iceland)

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The Farmers' Party (Icelandic: Bændaflokkur) was a political party in Iceland between 1912 and 1916.

History[edit]

The party was established in 1912 by several MPs, but suffered a split in 1916 when some members left to form the Independent Farmers.[1] In the August 1916 elections to the new upper house of the Althing, the party finished fourth with 7.5%. However, by the October elections to both houses, it finished third in the popular vote, winning four seats in the lower house and one in the upper house.[2] Following the elections it merged with the Independent Farmers to form the Progressive Party.[3]

A new Farmers' Party was formed in 1933 following a breakaway from the Progressive Party.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p520 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  2. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p977–975 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p965