1991 Icelandic parliamentary election

Althing Independence Party (Iceland) 1995 Icelandic parliamentary election
1991 Icelandic parliamentary election

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All 63 seats in the United Althing
Turnout85.1%
  First party Second party
  Bilden ar tagen vid Nordiska radets session i Oslo, 2003.jpg
Leader Davíð Oddsson Steingrímur Hermannsson
Party Independence Progressive
Last election 18 seats, 27.2% 13 seats, 18.9%
Seats won
26 / 63
13 / 63
Seat change Increase 8 Steady
Popular vote 60,836 29,866
Percentage 38.6% 18.9%
Swing Increase11.4% Steady0.0%

  Third party Fourth party
  Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson 2011.jpg Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (cropped).jpg
Leader Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Party Social Democratic People's Alliance
Last election 10 seats, 15.2% 8 seats, 13.3%
Seats won
10 / 63
9 / 63
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 24,459 22,706
Percentage 15.5% 14.4%
Swing Increase0.3% Increase1.1%

Prime Minister before election

Steingrímur Hermannsson
Progressive

Elected Prime Minister

Davíð Oddsson
Independence

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 20 April 1991.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 17 of the 42 seats.[2]

Results

1987 Summary of the 20 April 1991 Icelandic parliamentary election results 1995
Icelandic Althing Composition 1991.svg
Party Chairperson Votes % +/– Lower House Upper House
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Independence Party (D) Davíð Oddsson 60,836 38.6 Increase11.4 17 Increase5 9 Increase3
Progressive Party (B) Steingrímur Hermannsson 29,866 18.9 Steady0.0 9 Increase1 4 Decrease1
Social Democratic Party (A) Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson 24,459 15.5 Increase0.3 7 Steady0 3 Steady0
People's Alliance (G) Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson 22,706 14.4 Increase1.1 6 Increase1 3 Steady0
Women's List (V) no designated chairperson 13,069 8.3 Decrease1.8 3 Decrease1 2 Steady0
Liberals 1,927 1.2 new 0 new 0 new
Home Rule Association 2,871 1.8 new 0 new 0 new
Green Candidature 502 0.3 new 0 new 0 new
Extreme Social Democrats 459 0.3 new 0 new 0 new
Labour Party of Iceland 99 0.1 new 0 new 0 new
Valid votes 157,769 98.5 Decrease0.4
Invalid/blank votes 2,373 1.5 Increase0.4
Total 160,142 100 42 21
Registered voters/turnout 182,768 87.6 Decrease2.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
D
38.56%
B
18.93%
A
15.50%
G
14.39%
V
8.28%
Others
4.33%
Lower House seats
D
40.47%
B
21.43%
A
16.67%
G
14.29%
V
7.14%
Upper House seats
D
42.85%
B
19.05%
A
14.29%
G
14.29%
V
9.52%

Aftermath

Following constitutional changes made in 1991, the Upper and Lower Houses of the Althing were abolished, and all members became part of a unicameral parliament.[2]

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p977