ElectionGudie

May 12, 2007 Held

185,071
Voted
Iceland

Republic of Iceland

Election for Althing (Icelandic Parliament)

Results

83%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:185,071
Valid Votes:182,679
Invalid Votes:2,134

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independence Party 25 - 66,749

36.54%

Social Democratic Alliance 18 - 48,742

26.68%

Left-Green Movement 9 - 26,136

14.31%

Progressive Party 7 - 21,349

11.69%

Liberal Party 4 - 13,233

7.24%

Iceland's Movement - Living Land - - 5,953

3.26%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 63 seats in the Parliament (Althing)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Olafur Ragnar GRIMSSON
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Geir H. HAARDE
  • Assembly: Iceland has a unicameral Parliament (Althing) with 63 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by simple majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the Parliament (Althing) 63 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Independence Party (IP)
    • Leader: Geir H. HAARDE
    • Seats won in this election: 25
    • Seats won in last election: 22
  • Party: Social Democratic Alliance (SDA)**
    • Leader: Ingibjorg Solrun GISLADOTTIR
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Left-Green Movement (LGM)
    • Leader: Steingrimur SIGFUSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Progressive Party (PP)
    • Leader: Jon SIGURDSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Liberal Party (LP)
    • Leader: Gudjon KRISTJANSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 4

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 311,566 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 221,368 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 154,768 (2007)

·         Is Iceland a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 July 1980)

·         Has Iceland ratified CEDAW: Yes (18 June 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 20 (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 16 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Iceland a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Iceland ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 46,734 (est.)