Icelandic parliamentary election, 1979

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 2 and 3 December 1979.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 14 of the 40 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Lower House Upper House
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Independence Party 43,838 35.4 14 0 7 +1
Progressive Party 30,861 24.9 11 +3 6 +2
People's Alliance 24,401 19.7 7 –2 4 –1
Social Democratic Party 21,580 17.4 7 –2 3 –2
Independent Voters in the South[a] 1,484 1.2 1 +1 0 0
Independent Voters in the North East[a] 857 0.7 0 New 0 New
Revolutionary Communist League 480 0.4 0 0 0 0
The Other Party 158 0.1 0 New 0 New
The Sunshine Party 92 0.1 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,178
Total 126,929 100 40 0 20 0
Registered voters/turnout 142,073 89.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Both groups were breakaways from the Independence Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p976