List of political parties in Iceland

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The Althing is the national parliament of Iceland.

This article is a list of political parties in Iceland.

Parties in the Althing[change | change source]

As of 2015
Name Beliefs Spectrum Seats
Progressive Party Liberalism[1], critical of the European Union[2][3] and that rural society is better than an urban one. Right Increase 19/63
Independence Party Liberal conservatism[4], critical of the European Union and supporters of economic liberalism[5]. Centre-right Increase 19/63
Social Democratic Alliance Social democracy and they support the European Union. Centre-left Decrease 9/63
Left-Green Movement Democratic socialism[6], they support the European Union[7], feminism[8] and pacifism. Left Decrease 7/63
Bright Future Social liberalism[6] and they support the European Union. Centre Steady 6/63
Pirate Party Direct democracy, freedom of information, Civil rights and Freedom of speech. N/A Steady 3/63

Other parties[change | change source]

These are the parties that are not in the Althing and have no political power.

Left wing[change | change source]

  • Humanist Party
  • Rainbow
  • Iceland Democratic Party
  • People's Front of Iceland[9]
  • Liberal Democrats

Right wing[change | change source]

  • Households Party
  • Christian Political Movement

No spectrum[change | change source]

  • Rural Party
  • Dawn
  • Solidarity

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/478375/Progressive-Party
  2. "Q&A: Iceland parliamentary elections". BBC News. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  3. http://www.aecr.eu/icelandic-elections/
  4. Arnason, Agust Thor (2006), "The European Union Seen From the Top — the View of an Insider-Outsider", Nordic And Other European Constitutional Traditions, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, p. 34 
  5. Siaroff, Alan, The Effects of Differing Electoral Systems on Party Politics, Government Formation and Voter Turnout, p. 69 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  7. "Iceland could be EU member by 2011". EUobserver. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  8. The Reykjavík Grapevine Election Guide 2013, The Reykjavík Grapevine, April 5, 2013
  9. "Alþýðufylkingin on BlogSpot". People's Front of Iceland. Retrieved 3 October 2015.