Icelandic parliamentary election, 1979

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 2 and 3 December 1979.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 14 of the 40 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

V • T • E Summary of the 2 and 3 December 1979 Icelandic parliamentary election results
Party Chairperson(s) Votes % ± Lower House Upper House
Seats ± Seats ±
Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) Geir Hallgrímsson 43,838 35.4 Increase 2.7 14 Steady 0 7 Increase 1
Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) Steingrímur Hermannsson 30,861 24.9 Increase 8.0 11 Increase 3 6 Increase 2
People's Alliance (Alþýðubandalagið) Lúðvík Jósepsson 24,401 19.7 Decrease 3.2 7 Decrease 2 4 Decrease 1
Social Democratic Party (Alþýðuflokkurinn) Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal 21,580 17.4 Decrease 4.6 7 Decrease 2 3 Decrease 2
Independents from the South (Óháðir á Suðurlandi) Eggert Haukdal 1,484 1.2 Increase 0.8 1 Steady 0 0 Steady 0
Independents from the North East (Óháðir á Norðurlandi eystra) Jón G. Sólnes 857 0.7 0 0
Rank of Rallying Communists (Fylking baráttusinnaðra kommúnista) ? 480 0.4 Increase 0.2 0 Steady 0 0 Steady 0
Other Party (Hinn flokkurinn) ? 158 0.1 0 0
Sunshine Party (Sólskinsflokkurinn) ? 92 0.1 0 0
Valid votes 123,751 97.5
Invalid/Blank votes 3,178 2.5
Total 126,929 100.0 40 20
Electorate/Turnout ? ?
Source: Statistics Iceland, Nohlen & Stöver
Last election (1978) — Next election (1983)

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