Bright Future (Iceland)

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Bright Future
Björt framtíð
Chairperson Óttarr Proppé
Founded 4 February 2012[1]
Ideology Liberalism
Social liberalism[2]
Pro-Europeanism
Political position Centre
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours Purple, White
Seats in the Althing
4 / 63
Website
www.bjortframtid.is

Bright Future (Icelandic: Björt framtíð) is a liberal[3] political party in Iceland.

The party is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party and has links to the ALDE Group in the European Parliament.[4][5]

History[edit]

The party was founded on 4 February 2012.[1] Before the 2013 general election, it included two Members of Parliament, Guðmundur Steingrímsson (who defected from the Progressive Party) and Róbert Marshall (who defected from the Social Democratic Alliance). Guðmundur had been elected as a candidate of the Progressive Party, but left the party to sit as an independent. In 2012, Guðmundur formed Bright Future with the Best Party, with which it shares initials in Icelandic, "BF".[6][7][8] The party was formed to contest the April 2013 parliamentary election. The party won six seats, making it the fifth largest in parliament, but has since dropped significantly in opinion polls.[9]

Ideology[edit]

The party supports Iceland joining the European Union and adopting the euro currency.[3][5]

Electoral results[edit]

Election Votes  % Seats +/– Position Government
2013 15,583 8.25
6 / 63
Increase 6 Increase 5th Opposition
2016 13,578 7.2
4 / 63
Decrease 2 Decrease 6th Coalition

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