Icelandic parliamentary election, 1991

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 20 April 1991.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 17 of the 42 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

V • T • E Summary of the 20 April 1991 Icelandic parliamentary election results
Party Chairperson(s) Votes % ± Lower House Upper House
Seats ± Seats ±
Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) Davíð Oddsson 60,836 38.6 Increase 11.4 17 Increase 5 9 Increase 3
Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) Steingrímur Hermannsson 29,866 18.9 Steady 0.0 9 Increase 1 4 Decrease 1
Social Democratic Party (Alþýðuflokkurinn) Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson 24,459 15.5 Increase 0.3 7 Steady 0 3 Steady 0
People's Alliance (Alþýðubandalagið) Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson 22,706 14.4 Increase 1.1 6 Increase 1 3 Steady 0
Women's List (Kvennalistinn) no designated chairperson 13,069 8.3 Decrease 1.8 3 Decrease 1 2 Steady 0
National Party - Humanist Party (Þjóðarflokkurinn - Flokkur mannsins) ? 2,871 1.8 0 0
Liberals (Frjálslyndir) ? 1,927 1.2 0 0
Home Rule Association (Heimastjórnarsamtökin) ? 975 0.6 0 0
Green Candidature (Grænt framboð) ? 502 0.3 0 0
Extreme Social Democrats (Samtök öfgasinnaðra jafnaðarmanna) ? 459 0.3 0 0
Labour Party of Iceland (Verkamannaflokkur Íslands) ? 99 0.1 0 0
Valid votes 157,769 98.5
Invalid/Blank votes 2,373 1.5
Total 160,142 100.0 42 21
Electorate/Turnout ? ?
Source: Statistics Iceland, Nohlen & Stöver
Last election (1987) — Next election (1995)

Aftermath[edit]

Following constitutional changes made in 1991, the Upper and Lower Houses of the Althing were abolished, and all members became part of a unicameral parliament.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p977