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View Diary: Election Time in Iceland: A Zombie Constitution To The Left, Pirates Sailing To The Right (68 comments)

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  •  unsurprising result (0+ / 0-)

    "Vinstri Grän" - green left - comes out as my best fit ... funny as I am supporter of the GroenLinks in my own country. System or accident? LOL

    but indeed the poll returned high scores for just about any party, all in the high 60s at least, so it does seem to have a bit of a compressed dynamic range? Does not seem to want to tell anyone who they should NOT vote for ...

    thank you again rei. it is great to hear from Iceland. Whatever happened to Johanna Sigurdsdottir (?) whoi gained some international fame when she became ... boss? of Iceland? (head of state or head of government?) Did she do a good job? Is she still there or already past? Admittedly I dont follow Icelandic affais a lot. Although, more than Montenegro :)

    •  Yeah, the range is fairly compressed on the poll. (2+ / 0-)
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      marsanges, Zack from the SFV

      Not sure why, but I guess that a number of poll options are popular or unpopular for most parties.  You can see the breakdowns of stances by clicking on individual parties.

      Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is still our prime minister - she's currently on a trade mission to China.  She's retiring after the election.  The replacement head of Samfylkingin is Guðbjartur Hannesson.  I like both of them.  Although it'll be a shame that I'll no longer get to point out that we have a lesbian prime minister, heh  ;)  Nobody here cares about it, but it's fun to point out to people in other countries.

    •  A GroenLinks supporter! (0+ / 0-)

      You guys are quite the threatened species right now ... do you think the party will survive? Won't some kind of point of no return be reached once the Party for the Animals, say, gets more seats than the Green Left?

      (For those reading along, the Dutch "GreenLeft" party was founded fifteen years ago as a merger of the Radical, Pacifist Socialist and Communist parties, and increased its initial support of 3-4% in the 1990 and 1994 elections to 5-7% from 1998 to 2010, but collapsed to just 2% of the vote last year. The party has veered consistently further right since it was founded, and by last year was seen to have practically ended up to the right of the Labour Party.)

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