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1983 Icelandic parliamentary election

Althing Iceland Elections in Iceland

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 23 April 1983.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 15 of the 40 seats.[2]

Results

Party Votes % Lower House Upper House
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Independence Party 50,251 38.6 15 +1 8 +1
Progressive Party 24,754 18.5 10 –1 4 –2
People's Alliance 22,490 17.3 7 0 3 –1
Social Democratic Party 15,214 11.7 4 –3 2 –1
Alliance of Social Democrats 9,489 7.3 2 New 2 New
Women's List 7,125 5.5 2 New 1 New
Independent Voters in the West Fjords[a] 639 0.5 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,342
Total 133,304 100 40 0 20 0
Registered voters/turnout 150,977 88.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By region

Region People's Alliance Social Democratic Alliance of Social Democrats Progressive Independence Other
East 29.85% 3.98% 3.81% 37.90% 24.46% 0.00%
Northeast 16.84% 10.97% 4.55% 34.67% 27.20% 5.77%
Northwest 18.03% 7.21% 3.10% 40.34% 31.32% 0.00%
Reykjanes 13.77% 14.83% 8.11% 11.91% 44.18% 7.21%
Reykjavik 18.98% 10.78% 9.49% 9.42% 42.97% 8.37%
South 14.53% 12.15% 5.40% 27.98% 39.94% 0.00%
Westfjords 13.14% 16.79% 3.58% 27.43% 27.45% 11.61%
West 15.21% 13.50% 6.34% 30.21% 34.74% 0.00%
Source: Constituency Level Election Archive

a The Independent Voters in the West Fjords was a breakaway from the Independence Party.

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p976