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Social Dems and Left-Greens Could Form Majority Government If Elections Were Held Today

Published February 17, 2009

According to the latest Gallup poll, the Social Democratic Party and
the Leftist-Green Party – part of the ruling minority coalition shared
with the Progressive Party – would be able to form a majority coalition
between the two of them if elections were held today.
According to the poll, 62% of the country supports the current
coalition. The Social Dems have gained six points since last month,
with 27.7% support today. The Leftist-Greens are currently at 24.1%.
Combined, this would translate into 35 of 63 seats in parliament (19
and 16 seats respectively), giving them a clean majority.
The Conservatives have 25.8% (18 seats), the Progressives 15% (10
seats), and both the Liberal Party and the Icelandic Movement – who ran
for the first time in the 2007 parliamentary elections – have 2.5%,
which wouldn’t be enough to gain a seat in parliament.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 25 April, and all parties are gearing up for their primaries this spring.

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