Yet Another Political Party On The Horizon - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Yet Another Political Party On The Horizon

Published January 3, 2012

Member of parliament Lilja Mósesdóttir told reporters that the establishment of her own political party is just about to come to fruition. This would mean in additional three parties apart from the five currently in parliament running in the next elections.
As reported, there is a significant degree of voter dissatisfaction in Iceland. In a recent poll, 10% said they intended to vote for another party, 15% declined to participate in the poll or reveal who they intended to vote for, and 16% said they would submit a blank ballot or forgo voting altogether if elections were held today.
Speaking to Morgunblaðið, Lilja Mósesdóttir said that a new political party of her own initiation will soon be ready to step forward. Lilja was originally a member of the Leftist-Green Party, but left the parliamentary party after numerous disagreements regarding economic policy.
She told reporters that she does not intend to team up with former Progressive Guðmundur Steingrímsson’s new party, which is a sister party of the Best Party. She also dismissed the notion that her campaign would split the leftist vote, saying that the terms “left” and “right” were for all intents and purposes “meaningless”.
“Most voters want justice, equality, and welfare,” she said, adding that her party’s main campaign point would be household debt, which she believes has reached a point of unsustainablility.

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