List of political parties in Iceland

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This article is a list of political parties in Iceland. Iceland has a multi-party system with many political parties, in which often no one party has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Political parties[edit]

Parliamentary representation from October 2016[edit]

Seven parties were elected at the October 2016 election, the box below shows the distribution of seats in the incumbent parliament.[1]

Name List Ideology Spectrum Leader MPs
Social Democratic Alliance
S Social democracy, Pro-Europeanism Centre-left Logi Már Einarsson 3
Independence Party
D Liberal conservatism, Economic liberalism, Euroscepticism Centre-right to Right-wing Bjarni Benediktsson 21
Left-Green Movement
Vinstrihreyfingin - grænt framboð
V Democratic socialism, Eco-socialism, Euroscepticism, Feminism, Pacifism Left-wing Katrín Jakobsdóttir 10
Progressive Party
B Agrarianism, Euroscepticism, Populism Centre Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson 8
Bright Future
Björt framtíð
A Liberalism, Social liberalism, Pro-Europeanism Centre Óttarr Proppé 4
Pirate Party
P Pirate politics, Direct democracy N/A Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir 10
Reform Party
C Economic liberalism, Green liberalism, Pro-Europeanism Centre-right Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir 7

Active parties, without representation in the Althing[edit]

English name[2] Icelandic name[3] List[3] Website[3]
Centre Party (Iceland) Miðflokkurinn M
Dawn (Iceland) Dögun T
Households Party Flokkur Heimilanna I [4]
Humanist Party (Iceland) Húmanistaflokkurinn H
Iceland Democratic Party Lýðræðisvaktin L [5]
Icelandic National Front Íslenska þjóðfylkingin E
People's Front of Iceland Alþýðufylkingin R
People's Party Flokkur Fólksins F
Rainbow (Iceland) Regnboginn J
Rural Party (Iceland) Landsbyggðarflokkurinn [6]
Socialist Party (Iceland) Sósíalistaflokkur Íslands
Solidarity Samstaða [1]

Defunct Parties[edit]

See also[edit]


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