Icelanders went to a polling station on Saturday to elect a brand new parliament.
Voting begins at 10 am native time (12 pm Central European time), and it’s anticipated that the primary a part of the outcomes can be introduced shortly after the top of 10 pm.
The ultimate result’s anticipated on Sunday morning.
Iceland’s Alsien Parliament is the oldest parliament on this planet, with 63 seats, which implies that 32 seats are wanted to win a majority.
Specialists predict an in depth match and imagine that the brand new authorities could consist of 4 and even 5 center-left events.
This non-EU European nation with a inhabitants of roughly 360,000 has been led by Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir for the previous 4 years.
45-year-old Jacobs Dottir may be very fashionable within the nation, however her left-wing inexperienced motion misplaced some help after the final parliamentary election in 2017, when the conservative Independence Celebration (D) and Free Progress Celebration (B) fashioned an uncommon coalition authorities.
However observers say that regardless of the anticipated defeat, the prime minister’s left-wing inexperienced motion nonetheless has an opportunity to win sufficient votes to proceed in energy.
Eva Heida Onnudottir, a political scientist on the College of Iceland in Reykjavik, mentioned earlier than the dpa election: “She may be very fashionable as prime minister, even when the social gathering that doesn’t vote for her The identical is true amongst folks.”
Because of its remoteness, Iceland has outperformed most European international locations within the coronavirus pandemic.
Nonetheless, greater than a 12 months after the pandemic started, well being care has been an pressing subject dealing with the marketing campaign together with local weather change and the atmosphere.