New political party formed in Iceland

The logo of the new political party.

The logo of the new political party. Screenshot/

A new socialist party will see the light of day on May 1st, labour day.  According to their website the party aims to create "a society of equality, compassion and human rights by placing  power to the people."

The new website is registered in the name of former editor of newspapers Fréttablaðið and following that, Fréttatíminn, Gunnar Smári Egilsson.  Egilsson has just stepped down as Fréttatíminn's editor in chief. 

Gunnar Smári Egilsson, former Fréttatíminn editor.

Gunnar Smári Egilsson, former Fréttatíminn editor.

The manifesto continues to say that "The opponents to the Iceland Socialist Party are the ruling classes and capitalist forces."

In the last elections another new party emerged, the Regeneration Party, which now forms the coalition government with the Indepence Party and Bright Future. 

The last elections also saw the demise of the social democratic alliance in Iceland (Samfylkingin). 

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