Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eleições islandesas: resultados parciais

Left parties having good evening in Iceland elections:

So far, with around 25 percent of votes counted Iceland’s Social Democrats are appearing as clear winners and appear to be exceeding opinion poll expectations. The Left Green Movement is running in second place, albeit with fewer votes than polls had predicted.

Together the two parties have a 52 or 53 percent parliamentary majority.

The conservative Independence Party are having a poor evening, as polls predicted. The Independence Party leader predicts, however, that tonight is a damage limitation exercise and will provide the background to a comeback next time around.

The new Citizens’ Movement is exceeding already high expectations with a share of the vote approaching ten percent.

More to follow.

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