Icelandic parliamentary election, June 1959

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 28 June 1959.[1] The Independence Party and the Progressive Party both won 13 seats in the Lower House of the Althing.[2] Following the tie, electoral reforms were introduced and early elections were held in October.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Lower House Upper House
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Independence Party 36,029 42.5 13 0 7 +1
Progressive Party 23,061 27.2 13 +2 6 0
People's Alliance 12,929 15.2 5 0 2 –1
Social Democratic Party 10,632 12.5 4 –2 2 0
National Preservation Party 2,137 2.5 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 1,359
Total 86,147 100 35 0 17 0
Registered voters/turnout 95,050 90.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p976