Right-Green People's Party

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Right-Green People's Party
Hægri Grænir flokkur fólksins
Chairperson Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson
Founded June 17, 2010 (2010-06-17)
Dissolved February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27)
Merged into Icelandic National Front
Headquarters Reykjavík
Ideology Euroscepticism,
Libertarianism
Colours Green
Website
www.xg.is

The Right-Green People's Party (Icelandic: Hægri Grænir flokkur fólksins) was a right-wing political party in Iceland founded on 17 June 2010.

History[edit]

On 27 February 2016, the party was disbanded joined the new Icelandic National Front party.[1]

On the Issues[edit]

The Right-Green party identified with classical liberal and eurosceptic policy within a libertarian context and considered its platform fairly similar to that of former U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul.[2]

The party plans to abolish governmental monopolies like Mjólkursamsalan (MS) and State Alcohol & Tobacco Company (ÁTVR).[3]

It also rejected the idea of Iceland joining the European Union, although it wished to put the issue to a referendum.[2][3] The Right-Green party rolled out plans to replace the Icelandic króna, while rejecting the Euro; choosing instead to introduce a new currency, the "Ríkisdalur" (named after Iceland's historical currency, prior to the króna) which would be pegged to the US dollar.

The party advocated the introduction of a 20% flat tax, halt further increases in spending and freeze public hiring for at least four years. It also supported the immediate deletion of customs duties, import tariffs and excise taxes.

Political support[edit]

Organisation[edit]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Position
2013 Steady 3,262 Steady 1.73
0 / 63
Steady 0 Steady 10th

Leaders[edit]

Leader From To
1st Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson 17 June 2010 2014
second Helgi Helgason 2014 27 feb 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hægri grænir ganga til liðs við Íslensku þjóðfylkinguna". 27 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "The Reykjavík Grapevine Election Guide 2013", The Reykjavík Grapevine (4), p. 19, 5 April 2013 
  3. ^ a b "Financial security sources a priority" (in Icelandic). Mbl.is. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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