Reykjavik City Elections: Majority holds, Socialist and Progressive parties gain seats
Dagur B.Eggertsson, current Mayor and Eyþór Arnalds, mayor candidate for the Indpendence Party. Arnþór Birkisson
The municipal elections take place this Saturday in Reykjavik. A new poll shows that the majority will hold with a minimum number of votes. The new Socialist Party and the Progressive Party will each gain a seat.
According to the survey eight parties will have seats in the City Council. The Alliance Party would have 31 % of votes and eight seats, the Independence Party would have 26.3 % of votes or 7 seats, Pirates would have 8% and 2 seats, the Left Green Alliance would have 7.6 % of votes and 2 seats.
The Middle Party would have 6.5 percent of votes and one seat, the Reform Party 4.9 percent of votes with one seat, the Socialist Party 3.9 % of votes and one seat and finally the Progressive Party with 3.6 % and one seat.
There are however 16 candidates of which eight will not gain a seat. Among them are the People's Party, the Women's Party, the Men's Party, the Icelandic Nationalist Party and the Freedom Party.
The elections take place on Saturday May 26th.