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 2016[edit]

Seven parties were elected at the October 2016 election. The box below shows the distribution of seats in the incumbent parliament.[1]

Name List Ideology Spectrum Leader MPs
Social Democratic Alliance
S Social democracy, Pro-Europeanism Centre-left Oddný G. Harðardóttir 3
Independence Party
D Capitalism, Liberal conservatism, Classical liberalism, Euroscepticism Centre-right Bjarni Benediktsson 21
Left-Green Movement
Vinstrihreyfingin - grænt framboð
V Democratic socialism, Eco-socialism, Euroscepticism, Feminism, Pacifism Left-Wing Katrín Jakobsdóttir 10
Progressive Party
B Agrarianism, Euroscepticism, Populism Centre-right Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson 8
Bright Future
Björt framtíð
A Liberalism, Social liberalism, Pro-Europeanism Centre to Centre-left Óttarr Proppé 4
Pirate Party
P Pirate politics, Direct democracy N/A Birgitta Jónsdóttir 10
Reform Party
C Economic liberalism, Green liberalism, Pro-Europeanism Centre to Centre-right Benedikt Jóhannesson 7

Active parties, without representation in the Althing[edit]

English name[2] Icelandic name[3] List[3] Website[3]
Christian Political Movement [4] Kristin stjórnmálasamtök [1]
Dawn (Iceland) Dögun
Households Party Flokkur Heimilanna [5]
Humanist Party (Iceland) Húmanistaflokkurinn
Iceland Democratic Party Lýðræðisvaktin [6]
Icelandic National Front Íslenska þjóðfylkingin L
Liberal Democrats
(It will most likely not run in the election)
Lýðfrelsisflokkurinn [2]
People's Front of Iceland Alþýðufylkingin
Rainbow (Iceland) Regnboginn J
Rural Party (Iceland) Landsbyggðarflokkurinn [7]
Solidarity Samstaða [3]

Defunct Parties[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Icelandic parliamentary election - 2016". Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  2. ^ The Reykjavík Grapevine's Election Guide 2013 (scanned version) (Html version)
  3. ^ a b c "Website publishing candidate lists and election news for the parties participating in the 2013 parliamentary election". 
  4. ^ "The Christian's Political Party has been founded" (in Icelandic). Christian Political Movement (blog). 9 March 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Eight Smaller Parties Unite Under New Name, The Reykjavík Grapevine, April 4, 2013
  6. ^ "Democracy Watch formally established" (in Icelandic). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Will establish a Provincial Party" (in Icelandic). 20 February 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.