Interesting, thanks for posting.
Isn’t Iceland supposed to be the most literate nation on the planet?
Looks like the Pirate Party’s gain in seats came out at the Progressive’s expense. Seems people there want their leftism more anarchist than totalitarian.
There was an article on the Pirate Party yesterday. If you read between the lines, they are basically a bunch of REAL Fascists, trying to disguise themselves as populists to achieve political power (similar to the left in this country, but even worse). Thankfully the people of Iceland have better things to do other than throw away their very successful country.
Unlike this country, they actually send corrupt banker TO JAIL - if only for a few years, but still these ‘bankers’ have to find a new line of work.
Looks like Iceland is not going to the EU. Center right looks like what people wanted.
Iceland had it’s election
Background, the party of the outgoing Prime Minster (Progessive) got hit with a scandal and so they called the election early (they had till April), which was certain to decimate them. I guess that’s how they roll in Iceland.
32 Seats needed for a majority (63 seats in total)
Independence Party (the Good guys) 21 seats (+2)
Left-Green ( pure evil but eurospectic) 10 seats (+3)
Pirate Party (Weirdo Quasi Leftist “anti-establishment”) 10 seats (+7)
Progressive Party (Agrarian Centrists) 8 seats (-11)
Viðreisn (Revival in English, a pro-EU breakaway faction of the Independence Party, Center-right) 7 seats (+7)
Bright Future (Ironic name for EU loving Libs, Center/Center-Left) 4 seats -2
Social Democrats (Main Leftist party till recently, lol) 3 seats (-6)
The results are a disappointment for the Pirates, polls had them LEADING by a wide margin until their numbers collapsed in the final weeks of the campaign, and they ended up finishing third (tied for 2nd in seats)
Whatever you have heard about them, like how “anti-establishment” they are, these are clearly not good people. They are idiot liberals who wouldn’t know what to do if they won power. They are present in several countries, in Germany in 2011 they busted onto the scene in local elections in Berlin winning 15 seats (only 5th place but impressive for such a group). They floundered in office and were wiped out in the next election. Then one of their “stars” murdered his gay lover, stayed with the corpse a few days and even took it outside, before killing himself.
A government of Independence/Progressive/Viðreisn seems likely, but Viðreisn is for the EU while the other 2 are not.
The Pirates want a Leninist Coalition of everyone but the 2 parties of the outgoing government (Prog-Ind)