The government coalition of left, conservatives and liberals in Iceland would retain its parliamentary majority after the elections on Saturday in the country, according to the count of the first election results of the public broadcaster RÚV.
With more than a third of the votes counted, Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir’s left-green movement, along with the Conservative Independence Party and the Liberal Progress Party, would win 38 of the 63 seats in the Icelandic parliament, and it is clear that they will repeat the coalition.
After the elections on Saturday, there will be nine parties with parliamentary representation, according to the Bloomberg agency, but the final results will not be announced until Sunday.
Among the main themes during the campaign, the fight against climate change has dominated the messages, with the anti-establishment pirate party calling for carbon neutrality by 2035.
Jakobsdottir of the Left-Green movement is a popular figure in the country with 360,000 inhabitants, although his party has lost support due to its unusual alliance after the parliaments in 2017 with the conservative Independence Party and the liberal Progress Party.