Independent Farmers

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The Independent Farmers (Icelandic: Óháðir bændur) were a short-lived political party in Iceland in 1916.


The party was established in 1916 as a breakaway from the Farmers' Party.[1] In the August 1916 elections to the new upper house of the Althing, the party finished third with 22% of the vote. However, by the October elections to both houses, its vote share had fallen to just 4%, with the party winning just one seat in each of the houses.[2] Following the elections it merged with the Farmers' Party to form the Progressive Party.[3]


  1. ^ Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p523 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  2. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p977–975 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p965