Humanist Party (Iceland)

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Humanist Party
Húmanistaflokkurinn
Chairperson Júlíus Valdimarsson[1]
Founded 25 June 1984
Headquarters Brautarholt 4, 105 Reykjavík
Ideology Anticapitalism,[1] Collectivism,[1]
Humanism
Political position Left-wing
Colours Orange, White
Seats in the Althing
0 / 63

The Humanist Party (Icelandic: Húmanistaflokkurinn) is a political party in Iceland founded on 25 June 1984. It has run candidates in the 1987 and 1999 parliamentary elections, but has never achieved representation. It is related to the International Humanist Party.

They successfully applied for the list letter H to contest the 2013 Icelandic parliamentary election, and subsequently submitted an official candidate list on 12 April 2013.[2] In the 2013 election they chose to only run candidates in the Reykjavik North and Reykjavik South constituencies.[3]

History[edit]

The party ran candidates in the 1987 and 1999 parliamentary elections, and stood candidates for the Reykjavík City Council in 1986, 1990, 1998, and 2002. They never achieved representation in either body.

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
1987 Steady 2,434 Steady 1.6
0 / 63
Steady 0
1999 Decrease 742 Decrease 0.4
0 / 63
Steady 0
2013 Decrease 116 Decrease 0.07
0 / 63
Steady 0

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Reykjavík Grapevine Election Guide 2013, The Reykjavík Grapevine, April 5, 2013
  2. ^ "Humanist Party seeks collaboration partners" (in Icelandic). Ruv.is. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "All lists of candidates submitted" (in Icelandic). Ruv.is. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.