A great night for Progressives so far

26.09.2021 - 01:17
Mynd: GRSL / RÚV
With early results now in from all constituencies, the government looks set to hold its majority, though the numbers could still change. Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn (the Independence Party) and Framsókarflokkurinn (the Progressive Party) are both doing very well, and Flokkur fólksins (the People's Party) is the surprise of the evening so far.

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, lead candidate for Reykjavík South for Framsóknarflokkurinn (the Progressive Party) told RÚV English the night is young but the numbers look good so far.

The first figures may not prove reliable as counting continues, but they indicate the current government would keep its majority, thanks to big swings in favour of Framsókn and Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn (the Independence Party). Vinstri grænir (the Left Greens) are set to lose two seats on last election, but hold the nine they have had for most of this past term after two MPs quit the party. The government would have 39 of 63 seats, according to the early numbers.

The other big news at this stage is that Miðflokkurinn (the Centre Party) could be out of parliament, and Flokkur fólksins (the People's Party) is far exceeding its opinion poll rating.

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Alexander Elliott
Fréttastofa RÚV