New vote count leaves Iceland’s parliament without a majority of women

File photo of the Icelandic Parliament in Reykjavik. Environmental Protection Agency / Miko Bhavara

Copenhagen, September 27 (EFE). Iceland will not have a majority of women in the Alþingi (parliament) for the first time in its history and will not be the first country in Western Europe to have it, after a new vote count. The constituency will change the initial distribution of seats.
The Icelandic Council will consist of 33 men and 30 women, making up 47.6% of the total and not 52.4%, as announced yesterday after the vote count in Saturday’s legislative elections.
The reason is that the narrow difference between the different parties led to a new recount in the Northwest District, which revealed errors and a change in the allocation of the so-called compensatory states, which changed the election of half a dozen representatives, though not the distribution. of seats. between the different parties.
Asi, Johan Pal Johansson replaces his Social Democratic partner Rósa Bjòrk Brynjólfsdóttir; Gisley Raven Olafsson, Del Peredo Pereta, L.D. Lina Ren; Taha Karim; y Orri Páll Jóhannsson, el de Hólmfrídur Árnadóttir, ambos del Movimiento de Izquierda Verde.
The unprecedented alliance that has ruled Iceland since 2017 between conservatives, the “Progressives” and the Red and Green (for Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir), consolidated its majority in the elections, but its downfall raises doubts about its future in that constellation, where it could enter some formations of the center instead.
The Independence Party had the most votes with 24.4%, followed by the Progressive Party with 17.3%, and then the Red-Green Party with 12.6%.

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