And Now Some City News - The Reykjavik Grapevine

And Now Some City News

Published May 27, 2010

The Social Democrats advertise more than any other party, and the conservative majority voted to delay the formation of an investigative commission.
According to data analyzed by Creditinfo, between 29 April and 24 May, the Social Democrats spent 7.4 million ISK on campaign advertising. This is nearly twice the amount of the second-place contender, the Independence Party, who spent 4.7 million ISK in the same period. The Leftist-Greens spent about a fourth of that, at 1.5 million ISK, and the Progressives spent the least, at only 400,000 ISK.
The Best Party wasn’t a part of this poll, but their media relations official, Úlfar Gauksson, told Vísir that their advertising costs were about 600,000 ISK.
Meanwhile, Leftist-Green city councilman Þorleifur Gunnlaugsson had some strong words for the Independence Party-Progressive majority, who voted today to delay the formation of a special investigative commission.
The commission idea was approved, and is supposed to be modelled after the same Special Investigative Commission that did work on a national level, and published a report earlier this spring.
Þorleifur said that about 30 people have applied to be on the commission, but that “They [the majority coalition] say they don’t have time to go over the applications.” When pointed out that elections are coming up this Saturday, Þorleifur replied that this date for approval had been decided long beforehand.

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