Majority happy to wait for elections
Just over one in three Icelanders support the idea of immediate general elections, according to a new poll by Gallup.
Reykjavik has seen repeated demonstrations by angry voters – in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations – demanding the dissolution of parliament and elections now.
Latest figures suggest, however, that a majority of Icelanders are not as keen, with the option of elections as soon as possible (i.e. within the next two months) supported by just 37% of poll respondents.
The remaining 63% back elections at some later stage – in the summer (June-August), towards the end of the year, or as originally planned in 2017.
There is some correlation between views on the subject and age – the younger the respondent, the more likely they are to want immediate general elections.