General Elections 2017 in Iceland

The general parliamentary elections take place on Saturday October 28th.
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 29th.
View election results from 2016 general elections here.

 
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Seats

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D Independence Party  25,2%  -3,8% 16 -5
V Left-Green Movement  16,9%  +1,0% 11 +1
S Social Democratic Alliance  12,1%  +6,4% 7 +4
M Centre Party  10,9%  +10,9% 7 +7
B Progressive Party  10,7%  -0,8% 8 0
P Pirate Party  9,2%  -5,3% 6 -4
F People's Party  6,9%  +3,4% 4 +4
C Restoration  6,7%  -3,8% 4 -3
A Bright Future  1,2%  -6,0% 0 -4
2 parties without seats hiddenShow all
Electorate: 248.502
Turnout: 201.777 (81,2%)
Votes counted: 201.777 (100,0%)
Empty: 4.813 (2,4%); Invalid: 718 (0,4%)
Updated 29.10.2017 | 10:21 GMT
Reykjavik North
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Seats
D Independence Party  22,6 3
V Left-Green Movement  21,5 3
P Pirate Party  13,6 2
S Social Democratic Alliance  12,8 1
C Restoration  8,4 1
F People's Party  7,1 1
M Centre Party  7,0 0
B Progressive Party  5,3 0
A Bright Future  1,4 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,3 0
Electorate: 46.109
Turnout: 36.733 (79,7%)
 
Votes counted: 36.733 (100,0%)
Empty: 711 (1,9%); Invalid 146 (0,4%)
Updated 29.10.2017 | 5:07 GMT
Reykjavik South
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Seats
D Independence Party  22,8 2
V Left-Green Movement  18,9 2
S Social Democratic Alliance  13,0 1
P Pirate Party  11,4 2
C Restoration  8,5 1
F People's Party  8,2 1
B Progressive Party  8,1 1
M Centre Party  7,6 1
A Bright Future  1,3 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,2 0
Electorate: 45.607
Turnout: 36.598 (80,2%)
 
Votes counted: 36.598 (100,0%)
Empty: 769 (2,1%); Invalid 110 (0,3%)
Updated 29.10.2017 | 10:21 GMT
South West
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Seats
D Independence Party  30,9 4
V Left-Green Movement  13,6 2
S Social Democratic Alliance  12,1 1
M Centre Party  9,5 1
C Restoration  9,5 2
P Pirate Party  8,3 1
B Progressive Party  7,9 1
F People's Party  6,5 1
A Bright Future  1,5 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,1 0
Electorate: 69.498
Turnout: 57.255 (82,4%)
 
Votes counted: 57.255 (100,0%)
Empty: 1.261 (2,2%); Invalid 254 (0,4%)
Updated 29.10.2017 | 8:28 GMT
North West
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Seats
D Independence Party  24,5 2
B Progressive Party  18,4 2
V Left-Green Movement  17,8 1
M Centre Party  14,2 2
S Social Democratic Alliance  9,7 1
P Pirate Party  6,8 0
F People's Party  5,3 0
C Restoration  2,5 0
A Bright Future  0,8 0
Electorate: 21.516
Turnout: 17.872 (83,1%)
 
Votes counted: 17.872 (100,0%)
Empty: 582 (3,3%); Invalid 38 (0,2%)
Updated 29.10.2017 | 10:13 GMT
North East
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Seats
D Independence Party  20,3 2
V Left-Green Movement  19,9 2
M Centre Party  18,6 2
B Progressive Party  14,3 2
S Social Democratic Alliance  13,9 2
P Pirate Party  5,5 0
F People's Party  4,3 0
C Restoration  2,1 0
A Bright Future  0,7 0
R People's Front of Iceland  0,5 0
Electorate: 29.618
Turnout: 24.409 (82,4%)
 
Votes counted: 24.409 (100,0%)
Empty: 736 (3,0%); Invalid 64 (0,3%)
Updated 29.10.2017 | 8:37 GMT
South
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Seats
D Independence Party  25,2 3
B Progressive Party  18,6 2
M Centre Party  14,3 1
V Left-Green Movement  11,8 1
S Social Democratic Alliance  9,6 1
F People's Party  8,9 1
P Pirate Party  7,1 1
C Restoration  3,1 0
A Bright Future  1,0 0
T Dawn  0,4 0
Electorate: 36.154
Turnout: 28.910 (80,0%)
 
Votes counted: 28.910 (100,0%)
Empty: 754 (2,6%); Invalid 106 (0,4%)
Updated 29.10.2017 | 6:10 GMT

General Election News

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Jakobsdóttir attends Paris climate summit

12 Dec Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir is currently in Paris where she is attending a global leaders summit called the One Planet Summit today.

Katrin Jakobsdóttir in the video Listen Baby, a single released by the Bang Gang in 1996.

Prime Minister kills it in a music video made twenty years ago

1 Dec A twenty year old music video has resurfaced today in Icelandic media with Katrín Jakobsdóttir becoming Prime Minister. Jakobsdóttir starred in a music video by Icelandic band Bang Gang playing a femme fatale in shades in 1996.

The new Prime Minister, accepts the keys to the Prime Ministry from the ex Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson who now takes on the role of Minister of Finance.

"Weird that I'm only the second woman"

1 Dec Today, ex PM Bjarni Benediktsson handed over the keys to the Prime Ministry to the new Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Bjarni Benediktsson, Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson at the press meeting at the National Gallery this morning.

New Icelandic government presented

30 Nov At a press meeting this morning, it was revealed that the Left Green Movement will be in charge of the Minsitry of Health and the Ministry for the Environment. The Independence Party will receive the Ministry of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Justice, and the Progressive Party will head the Ministries of Industry, Fishing, Tourism and Agriculture.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir ,Leader of the Left Green Movement and Prime Minister of Iceland walks into the House of Parliament yesterday.

Meet Iceland's new Prime Minister

30 Nov Iceland's new Prime Minister is Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement. Jakobsdóttir is 41 years old and a mother of three and becomes the second woman to head a government in Iceland.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Alliance presented the governmental agreement reached to the rest of her party tonight.

Jakobsdóttir becomes new Prime Minister of Iceland tomorrow

29 Nov The governmental agreement between theLeft Green Alliance, the Independence Party, and the Progressive Party has been accepted at each individual party meeting today. The Left Green Alliance voted for the governmental agreement with 80 % of votes. Jakobsdóttir will therefore become Iceland's new Prime Minister tomorrow.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at Bessastaðir, the Presidential residence.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir meets with Iceland's President

28 Nov Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland has invited leader of the Left Green Alliance, Katrín Jakobsdóttir to meet with him at Bessastaðir today. See our live broadcast here.

Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Alliance and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, leader of the Progressive Party.

A new government will most likely be formed by end of this week

27 Nov According to Morgunblaðið sources a government agreement has almost been completed and the coalition government of the Left Green Alliance, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party will in all likelihood be presented by the end of this week.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Coalition talks going well

16 Nov Morgunblaðið reports that according to its sources, there have been no setbacks in the coalition talks between the Left Green Movement, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement, Bjarni Benediktsson, current Prime Minister and leader of the Independence Party and Sigurður Ingi Jóhanesson, leader of the Progressive Party.

Coalition talks go ahead- and unrest ensues within Left Green Movement

14 Nov Nine MP's out of eleven in the Left Green Movement voted "yes" to going forward with coalition talks with the Independence Party and the Progressive Party. Two MP's voted against. Dozens of people have now resigned from the party.

A photo from the Left Green Movement party meeting yesterday.

Possibe coalition between Left Greens , Independence Party and Progressive Party

13 Nov The Left Green Movement is meeting to discuss whether they are prepared to begin formal coalition talks with the Independence Party and the Progressive Party at 13 pm. Another meeting took place yesterday without conclusion.

Anna Katrín, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Glódís Tara and Halla Ólöf at Bessastaðir today.

President makes a significant apology to victims of "restored honour" pedophile

9 Nov Three young women, Glódís Tara Fannarsdóttir, Anna Katrín Snorradóttir and Halla Ólöf Jónsdóttir were invited to meet with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at Bessastaðir residence today. The reason for this meeting was that the President wanted to apologize for the part he played in the "restoration of honour" to convicted sexual offender Robert Downey earlier this year.

One year ago, on November 17th, Jakobsdóttir and Benediktsson tried to form a government coalition without success. Will they succeed this time?

Left Green Movement speaks with Independence Party for possible coalition

8 Nov According to Morgunblaðið sources, Left Green Movement party leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir spoke to Bjarni Benediktsson leader of the Independence Party via telephone on Monday night. Morgunblaðið sources say that Jakobsdóttir will demand the seat of Prime Minister if a coalition ensues.

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.