List of political parties in Iceland

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This article is a list of political parties in Iceland. Iceland has a multi-party system with many political parties, in which often no one party has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Political parties[edit]

Parliamentary representation from October 2017[edit]

Eight parties were elected at the October 2017 election. The box below shows the distribution of seats in the incumbent parliament.[1]

Name List Ideology Spectrum Leader MPs
Progressive Party
B Agrarianism, Euroscepticism, Populism Centre-right Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
8 / 63
Independence Party
D Liberal conservatism, Economic liberalism, Euroscepticism Centre-right to right-wing Bjarni Benediktsson
16 / 63
Left-Green Movement
Vinstri græn
V Democratic socialism, Eco-socialism, Euroscepticism, Feminism, Pacifism Centre-left to left-wing Katrín Jakobsdóttir

(Prime Minister)

11 / 63
Centre Party
M Populism, Euroscepticism Centre-right Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
7 / 63
Social Democratic Alliance
S Social democracy, Pro-Europeanism, Feminism[2] Centre-left Logi Már Einarsson
7 / 63
Pirate Party
P Pirate politics, Direct democracy Syncretic Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir
6 / 63
Reform Party
C Economic liberalism, Green liberalism, Pro-Europeanism Centre-right Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
4 / 63
People's Party
Flokkur Fólksins
F Anti-immigration, Populism, Disability rights Centre-left to right-wing Inga Sæland
4 / 63

Active parties, without representation in the Althing[edit]

English name[3] Icelandic name[4] List[4] Website[4]
Bright Future Björt framtíð A
Dawn Dögun T
Freedom Party Frelsisflokkurinn Þ
Humanist Party Húmanistaflokkurinn H
Icelandic National Front Íslenska þjóðfylkingin E
People's Front of Iceland Alþýðufylkingin R
Icelandic Socialist Party Sósíalistaflokkur Íslands J

Defunct Parties[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Icelandic parliamentary election - 2017". Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  2. ^ The Reykjavík Grapevine's Election Guide 2013 (scanned version) (Html version
  3. ^ The Reykjavík Grapevine's Election Guide 2013 (scanned version) (Html version Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine)
  4. ^ a b c "Website publishing candidate lists and election news for the parties participating in the 2013 parliamentary election".

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