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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:26:36 GMT

ELECTION RESULTS: Complicated coalition talks ahead for Iceland  -  Iceland Monitor
The Independence Party gained two seats in the election and is Iceland's largest political party. It as more than twice as many seats as the runner up. It is also the largest political party in all six constituencies. This is a better outcome than ...
Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover Washington Post
New poll puts Pirates back on course to win Iceland elections - Iceland Monitor - Mbl.is Iceland Monitor - Mbl.is
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:36:45 GMT

Support for Pirate Party below expectation in Icelandic elections  -  RTE.ie
Support for Iceland's Pirates in parliamentary elections has turned out lower than anticipated, making it less likely that the anti-establishment party will be part of a new government, early election results showed. Voters looked to oust the governing ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:32:04 GMT

Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party makes major gains in election  -  The Independent
The Pirate Party has come third in Iceland's general election, but no single party or coalition has won the overall majority necessary to form a government. Tense negotiations are now expected after the political group, which was founded four years ago ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:24:51 GMT

Pirate Party on board after Iceland elections  -  The Times of Israel
Politician and co-founder of Iceland's Pirate Party Birgitta Jonsdottir, center and fellow activists react as the election results are announced at their election gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland, October 25, 2016. (AFP/Halldor KOLBEINS)“ ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:42:55 GMT

Iceland elections leave ruling centre-right party in driving seat  -  The Guardian
Iceland's incumbent Independence party was in pole position to try to form a new government after elections on Saturday produced major gains for the anti-establishment Pirate party and its allies, but no outright winner. With all votes counted, the ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:35:04 GMT

Pirates set to make big gains but not enough to take over Iceland  -  euronews
Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to make significant gains in the country's parliamentary elections, but not as big as previously predicted. Founded only four years ago by former hackers, partial results put the Pirates in third place ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:43:47 GMT

The Pirate Party are poised to form Iceland's government in Saturday's election  -  Boing Boing
Traditionally, Iceland has a coalition government consisting of several parties. With this outcome the party now has a prominent seat at the negotiation table, where the new government will be formed during the weeks to come. Pirate Party Books ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:16:40 GMT

Iceland Lawmakers Face Tricky Negotiations After Inconclusive Election  -  Wall Street Journal
Iceland looks set for some thorny coalition talks after the results of general elections overnight showed no single party or coalition secured a clear majority necessary to form the next government. The ruling Independence Party came in far ahead, with ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:45:48 GMT

Iceland set for haggle after no absolute majority in election  -  Yahoo7 News
Reykjavik (AFP) - Iceland on Sunday faced a wrangle over its next government after the anti-establishment Pirate Party and its allies gained ground but fell short of a majority in snap elections sparked by the Panama Papers scandal. Prime Minister ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:12:00 GMT

Iceland backs traditional party of power over Pirates  -  Financial Times
Icelanders backed the stability of their traditional party of power over the lures of the anti-establishment upstart Pirate party in early parliamentary elections held amid an economic revival and political scandal.