Right-Green People's Party

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Right-Green People's Party
Hægri Grænir flokkur fólksins
Chairperson Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson
Founded June 17, 2010 (2010-06-17)
Headquarters Reykjavík
Ideology Euroscepticism,
Libertarianism
Colours Green
Website
www.xg.is
Politics of Iceland
Political parties
Elections

The Right-Green People's Party (Icelandic: Hægri Grænir flokkur fólksins) is a Eurosceptic political party in Iceland. It was founded on 17 June 2010.

History[edit]

Ideology[edit]

The Right-Green party describes itself as libertarian and considers its ideology close to the one of Ron Paul.[1] The party wants to abolish monopolies like Mjólkursamsalan (MS) and State Alcohol & Tobacco Company (ÁTVR).[2] It rejects the idea of Iceland joining the European Union, although it wishes to put the issue to a referendum.[1][2] It wants to introduce a program modelled on the 2008 US Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to Iceland and makes the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) that was voluntarily adopted into Icelandic law in 2007 responsible for the rise of index-linked housing loans. The Right-Green party neither wants to keep the Icelandic króna, nor join the Euro, but to introduce a new currency, the "Ríkisdalur" (named after Iceland's historical currency, prior to the króna) which would be pegged to the US dollar. The party advocates the introduction of a 20% flat tax.[1][2]

Political support[edit]

Organisation[edit]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Position
2013 Steady 3,262 Steady 1.73
0 / 63
Steady 0 Steady 10th

Leaders[edit]

Leader From To
1st Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson 17 June 2010 current


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Reykjavík Grapevine Election Guide 2013, The Reykjavík Grapevine (4), 5 April 2013: 19 
  2. ^ a b c "Financial security sources a priority" (in Icelandic). Mbl.is. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] (English)