General Elections 2016 in Iceland

The general parliamentary elections take place on Saturday October 29th.
Follow our live updates of the vote results as they come in.  
The first results of the vote counts are expected at around 10 pm (GMT) on Saturday.
The final vote count is expected on the morning of Sunday October 30th.

 
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Seats

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D Independence Party  29,0%  +2,3% 21 +2
V Left-Green Movement  15,9%  +5,0% 10 +3
P Pirate Party  14,5%  +9,4% 10 +7
B Progressive Party  11,5%  -12,9% 8 -11
C Regeneration  10,5%  +10,5% 7 +7
A Bright Future  7,2%  -1,0% 4 -2
S Social Democratic Alliance  5,7%  -7,2% 3 -6
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Electorate: 246.511
Turnout: 195.200 (79,2%)
Votes counted: 195.204 (100,0%)
Empty: 4.874 (2,5%); Invalid: 700 (0,4%)
Updated 30.10.2016 | 10:14 GMT
Reykjavik North
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Seats
D Independence Party  24,4 3
V Left-Green Movement  20,9 3
P Pirate Party  19,0 3
C Regeneration  11,6 1
A Bright Future  7,6 1
B Progressive Party  5,7 0
S Social Democratic Alliance  5,2 0
F People's Party  3,8 0
T Dawn  1,4 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,3 0
Electorate: 46.036
Turnout: 35.863 (77,9%)
 
Votes counted: 35.863 (100,0%)
Empty: 700 (2,0%); Invalid 185 (0,5%)
Updated 30.10.2016 | 10:14 GMT
Reykjavik South
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Seats
D Independence Party  25,6 3
V Left-Green Movement  17,6 2
P Pirate Party  17,3 2
C Regeneration  12,7 2
B Progressive Party  7,4 1
A Bright Future  7,2 1
S Social Democratic Alliance  5,6 0
F People's Party  4,6 0
T Dawn  1,7 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,2 0
H Humanist Party  0,1 0
Electorate: 45.731
Turnout: 35.785 (78,3%)
 
Votes counted: 35.785 (100,0%)
Empty: 755 (2,1%); Invalid 162 (0,5%)
Updated 30.10.2016 | 10:14 GMT
South West
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Seats
D Independence Party  33,9 5
P Pirate Party  13,6 2
C Regeneration  12,9 2
V Left-Green Movement  12,0 1
A Bright Future  10,2 2
B Progressive Party  7,6 1
S Social Democratic Alliance  4,8 0
F People's Party  3,3 0
T Dawn  1,7 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,2 0
Electorate: 68.240
Turnout: 54.667 (80,1%)
 
Votes counted: 54.667 (100,0%)
Empty: 1.197 (2,2%); Invalid 169 (0,3%)
Updated 30.10.2016 | 7:12 GMT
North West
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Seats
D Independence Party  29,5 3
B Progressive Party  20,8 2
V Left-Green Movement  18,1 1
P Pirate Party  10,9 1
S Social Democratic Alliance  6,3 1
C Regeneration  6,2 0
A Bright Future  3,5 0
F People's Party  2,5 0
T Dawn  1,7 0
E Icelandic National Front  0,5 0
Electorate: 21.479
Turnout: 17.444 (81,2%)
 
Votes counted: 17.444 (100,0%)
Empty: 642 (3,7%); Invalid 42 (0,2%)
Updated 30.10.2016 | 10:01 GMT
North East
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Seats
D Independence Party  26,5 3
B Progressive Party  20,0 2
V Left-Green Movement  20,0 2
P Pirate Party  10,0 1
S Social Democratic Alliance  8,0 1
C Regeneration  6,5 1
A Bright Future  3,4 0
F People's Party  2,8 0
T Dawn  1,8 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,9 0
Electorate: 29.569
Turnout: 23.613 (79,9%)
 
Votes counted: 23.613 (100,0%)
Empty: 839 (3,6%); Invalid 71 (0,3%)
Updated 30.10.2016 | 7:07 GMT
South
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Seats
D Independence Party  31,5 4
B Progressive Party  19,1 2
P Pirate Party  12,8 1
V Left-Green Movement  10,2 1
C Regeneration  7,3 1
S Social Democratic Alliance  6,4 1
A Bright Future  5,8 0
F People's Party  3,6 0
T Dawn  2,3 0
E Icelandic National Front  0,8 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,3 0
Electorate: 35.456
Turnout: 27.828 (78,5%)
 
Votes counted: 27.832 (100,0%)
Empty: 741 (2,7%); Invalid 71 (0,3%)
Updated 30.10.2016 | 7:18 GMT

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Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

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