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 Restoration  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 Restoration  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 Restoration  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 Restoration  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 Restoration  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 Restoration  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 Restoration  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

General Election News

Coalition talks between the Left-Green Movement, the Social Democratic Alliance, the Progressive Party, and the Pirate Party have been abandoned.

Government coalition talks abandoned

6 Nov The center-left government coalition talks that begun on Friday have been abandoned.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left-Green Movement, received an official mandate to make an attempt to form a government from President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson yesterday.

Formal government coalition talks to commence today

3 Nov Left-Greens, Pirates, Social Dems and Progressives have initiated formal coalition talks.

Óttarr Proppé resigned as leader of Bright Future in light of the party's election outcome.

Health Minister resigns as party leader after election loss

31 Oct Iceland's Health Minister Óttarr Proppé, today resigned as the leader of the liberal Bright Future after Saturday's general elections. Bright Future received only 1.2% of the votes and lost all its MPs in Iceland's parliament.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Iceland’s next government: Right, Left, or Right-to-Left?

30 Oct The President of Iceland sounded out party leaders today about potential options for a coalition government that would have a majority support in Iceland’s parliament.

The leaders of the eight parties that won seats in Iceland's parliament in the 2017 general elections discuss the results on RÚV, Iceland's national broadcaster.

FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Elections

29 Oct Icelanders wake up to a different political landscape after Saturday’s general elections.

Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has made a comeback with his new Center Party. Incumbent Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party in the background.

Iceland 2017 Elections: Government parties lose majority

28 Oct First vote count results are in: Iceland’s coalition government has lost its majority in parliament.

Iceland Elections: Live vote count updates

28 Oct Iceland Monitor provides live update of the vote count as results are reported.

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General Elections: Polls are open

28 Oct Iceland’s parliamentary elections take place today with polls opening at 9 am.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir leader of the Left-Green Movement.

Poll: Center-Left government in the cards in Iceland

27 Oct Iceland’s center-right coalition government is set to loose its majority in Iceland’s parliament in tomorrow’s general elections, according to a poll published earlier today.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

PM was shocked to hear of father's signature- calls for new elections

15 Sep "I want to stress that it was a shock for me to hear this. I could never have signed such a letter and I would never have defended such actions," said Prime Minister and Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson moments ago at a press conference on the government collapse referring to a letter signed by his father to restore a pedophile's honour.

Bergur Þór Ingólfsson, actor and director, and father of a woman who was abused by Robert Downey when she was a teenager.

"That trust is long gone." - Interview with father of one of the victims

15 Sep In the cultural niche of older men, sexual offences are taken lightly, which they should not be, and the fact the government collapses as a result of this discussion about restored honour, proves that," says actor Bergur Þór Ingólfsson. He's the father of one of the victims of Robert Downey, whose honour was restored according to Icelandic law.

Laws for "restored honour" are 77 years old

15 Sep So what exactly is this legal procedure in Iceland called "restored honour" ? Iceland Monitor finds out in light of the current government scandal.

The Reykjavik Slut Walk in 2017 where thousands of people marched for victims of sexual abuse.

"It was the voices of women that collapsed the government"

15 Sep The Icelandic government collapsed because women spoke out, reads a statement by the Icelandic Women's Rights Association. "Society no longer has patience towards a system that protects offenders and doesn't care about victims."

Birgitta Jónsdóttir reads the statement of the Pirate Party.

Iceland's Pirate Party calls for new constitution

15 Sep Pirate Party captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir read a statement imploring other parties in Parliament to respond to the appeal made by Iceland's president to agree to a new draft of the constitution before parliament is dissolved.

Benedikt Jóhannesson, Minister of Finance and leader of the Reform Party.

"Disappointed" - but respects Bright Future's stance

15 Sep Leader of the Reform Party, Benedikt Jóhannesson says that the fact that Prime Minister Benediktsson was told of his father's involvement in the restoration of honour of one of Iceland's most notorious pedophiles was abnormal. If the matter had been a confidential one to everyone it would have been more natural.