Icelandic parliamentary election, 1999

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Icelandic parliamentary election, 1999
Iceland
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All 63 seats in the Althing
Turnout ?
  First party Second party Third party
  Bilden ar tagen vid Nordiska radets session i Oslo, 2003.jpg Halldor Asgrimsson generalsekreterare Nordiska ministerradet (2).jpg
Leader Davíð Oddsson Margrét Frímannsdóttir Halldór Ásgrímsson
Party Independence Social Democratic Progressive
Last election 25 seats 23 seats 15 seats
Seats won
26 / 63
17 / 63
12 / 63
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 6 Decrease 3
Popular vote 67,513 44,378 30,415
Percentage 40.7% 26.8% 18.4%
Swing Increase 3.6 - Decrease 4.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Islands statsminister Steingrimur J. Sigfusson Nordiska radets session 2010.jpg
Leader Steingrímur J. Sigfússon Sverrir Hermannson
Party Left-Green Liberal
Last election New party New party
Seats won
6 / 63
2 / 63
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 2
Popular vote 15,115 6,919
Percentage 9.1% 4.2%
Swing Increase 9.1% Increase 4.2%

Prime Minister before election

Davíð Oddsson
Independence

Elected Prime Minister

Davíð Oddsson
Independence

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 8 May 1999.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Althing, winning 26 of the 63 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

V • T • E Summary of the 8 May 1999 Icelandic parliamentary election results
Party Chairperson(s) Votes % ± Seats ±
Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) Davíð Oddsson 67,513 40.7 Increase 3.6 26 Increase 1
Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) Margrét Frímannsdóttir* 44,378 26.8 17 Decrease 6
Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) Halldór Ásgrímsson 30,415 18.4 Decrease 4.9 12 Decrease 3
Left-Green Movement (Vinstrihreyfingin - grænt framboð) Steingrímur J. Sigfússon 15,115 9.1 6
Liberal Party (Frjálslyndi flokkurinn) Sverrir Hermannsson 6,919 4.2 2
Humanist Party (Húmanistaflokkurinn) ? 742 0.4 0
Christian Democratic Party (Kristilegi lýðræðisflokkurinn) ? 441 0.3 0
Anarchists in Iceland (Anarkistar á Íslandi) ? 204 0.0 0
Valid votes 165,727 97.8
Invalid/Blank votes 3,697 2.2
Total 169,424 100.0 63
Electorate/Turnout ? ?
Source: Statistics Iceland, Nohlen & Stöver
Last election (1995) — Next election (2003)

* Spokesperson for the coalition.

Popular vote
D
  
40.74%
S
  
26.78%
B
  
18.35%
V
  
9.12%
F
  
4.17%
Others
  
0.84%
Parliamentary seats
D
  
41.72%
S
  
26.98%
B
  
19.05%
V
  
9.52%
F
  
3.17%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p977