Iceland’s centre-right Progressive Party have posted an official statement on their website, endorsing US president Barack Obama for another term in office.
In a statement on the party’s website, the Progressives say they will be following today’s elections, providing updates via their Twitter feed.
The Progressives said they consider the US Democratic Party their sister party; specifically through what is called the Alliance of Democrats, a loosely-held alliance of political parties from around the world that align themselves with the centre, centre-right and centre-left. America’s New Democrat Coalition – a moderate wing of the Democratic Party, to which Obama belongs – is a part of the Alliance of Democrats.
The Progressives also say that there appears to be almost even support for Romney and Obama. However, at the time of this writing, poll aggregate blog 538 shows Obama with an 86.3% chance of being re-elected.
Regardless of party affiliation, the vast majority of Icelanders support Obama. In fact, Iceland supports Obama by a greater margin than any other country in the world.
Whether you happen to be on the right or the left, the Grapevine encourages its American readers to vote, if they have not done so already. It is fairly safe to say that the whole world will be watching.