Icelandic parliamentary election, 1978

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 25 June 1978.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 14 of the 40 seats.[2] Following the election a coalition was formed between the People's Alliance, Social Democratic Party and the Progressive Party with Ólafur Jóhannesson as Prime Minister.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Lower House Upper House
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Independence Party 39,982 32.7 14 –3 6 –2
People's Alliance 27,952 22.9 9 +2 5 +1
Social Democratic Party 26,912 22.0 9 +6 5 +3
Progressive Party 20,656 16.9 8 –3 4 –2
Union of Liberals and Leftists 4,073 3.3 0 –2 0 0
Independent Voters in the West Fjords[a] 776 0.6 0 New 0 New
Independent Voters in Reykjanes 592 0.5 0 New 0 New
The Political Party 486 0.4 0 New 0 New
Independent Voters in the South[b] 466 0.4 0 New 0 New
Revolutionary Communist League 184 0.2 0 0 0 0
Communist Party of Iceland (Marxist–Leninist) 128 0.1 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,170
Total 124,377 100 40 0 20 0
Registered voters/turnout 137,782 90.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The Independent Voters in the West Fjords was a breakaway from the Union of Liberals and Leftists.

b The Independent Voters in the South was a breakaway from the Independence Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p976