Self-Government Party

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Sjálvstýrisflokkurin
The Self-Government Party
Leader Kári P. Højgaard
Founded 1909
Ideology Liberalism
Social liberalism[1]
Regionalism[1]
Autonomism
Political position Centre
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Green and blue
Løgting
1 / 33
Folketing
(Faroe seats)
0 / 2
Website
www.sjalvstyri.fo
Politics of the Faroe Islands
Political parties
Elections

Sjálvstýrisflokkurin (known in English as, variously, the Self-Government Party and the Home Rule Party) is a liberal[2] and Autonomist[3] political party in the Faroe Islands. It is currently led by Kári P. Højgaard.[4]

Sjálvstýrisflokkurin traditionally supported greater autonomy for the Faroes within the Kingdom of Denmark, but in 1998 it agreed, as part of a coalition deal with Tjóðveldi and Fólkaflokkurin, to support national independence for the Faroes.

At the 2008 election to the Løgting, the party won 7.2% of the popular vote and 2 out of 33 seats. In early elections in 2011, the party's vote fell to 4,2% and lost one of its two seats.[5]

Current members of the Faroese parliament[edit]

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Presidents of the Self-Government Party

 

Parliamentary leaders

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