Over two-thirds of Icelanders want a vote on EU membership talks

68% of respondents to a political compass survey produced by Icelandic broadcaster RÚV have indicated that they want a referendum on resuming talks on joining the European Union (EU).

RÚV’s ‘Election Test’ poses respondents a set of questions, then matches their replies to the candidates and parties whose stated policies best match their answers.

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Over 33,400 people have answered the question on accession negotiations with the EU.

Just under 70% of voters want such a referendum to take place, reports RÚV (link in Icelandic), with only 30% opposing a vote.

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Several political parties running in next week’s general elections are offering a referendum on whether or not Iceland should resuming EU membership talks in their manifesto.


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