Populist Iceland National Front not running in Reykjavik
The Iceland National Front will not be fielding candidates in the capital Reykjavik in the upcoming general elections later this morning, after two possible names pulled out.
The INF is a nationalist, pro-Christian, anti-multiculturalism party founded earlier this year.
Two prominent members of the party in Reykjavik withdrew their candidacies yesterday, amid rumours of arguments with the party’s leadership.
The far-right INF, which supports stringent legislation on immigration and rejects the idea of multiculturalism in Iceland, will now only be running in the constituencies of South Iceland, South-West Iceland and North-West Iceland.
The party is currently polling at less than 5%, the threshold required to return an MP to the Icelandic Parliament (‘Alþingi’).