a Iceland It appears to have become the first country in Europe to have a majority of women in parliament, but after the final results of the vote were recounted, less than 50% of the plenary session was represented on Sunday (26), an electoral authority told AFP.
After the new vote recount, which changed results in one of the country’s six constituencies, the proportion of three women and the share of deputies in the new parliament fell from 33 to 30, explained to AFP Inge Tryggvason, head of the local election commission.
The negotiations to form an alliance are usually long in Iceland. The good news from opinion polls is that the country is moving away from the scenario of a political blockade. Never, since the failure of Icelandic banks during the 2008 financial crisis and the serious crisis that followed, has the outgoing Icelandic government been able to maintain a majority in Parliament. You have to go back to 2003 to find a precedent.
According to analysts, discussions will be raised between the leaders of the three parties and the question of the future concern of Stjornarradid, the modest White House that houses Icelandic heads of government.
“In light of the decline we are seeing, the Greens may have to reassess their position in government,” says Eva Onodóttir, a professor of political science at the University of Iceland.
Since 2017, Prime Minister Catherine Jacobsdottir has made taxes more advanced, invested in social housing and increased parental leave. He has been praised for his management of the Covid-19 pandemic, with just 33 deaths in the country. But to save the sudden left-right coalition, he had to abandon some projects, such as the promise to create a national park in the center of the country.
The current government has seen the return of political stability in Iceland. This is only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis that devastated banks and many Icelanders that a team is ending its term. Between 2007 and 2017, Iceland held five elections.
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