In Althingi

Parliamentary elections took place on September 25, and now, two months later, Althingi is convening for the first time. The former government continued while the chairmen of the governing parties have formally worked on forming a new government. The first item on Althingi’s agenda is the examination of ballot papers, discussions and voting on how to deal with results in the North-West constituency. But with the recount there, a lot changed, five MPs dropped out, and five new ones came in, but the number of MPs in the Althingi did not change. There are 63 members of Althingi for eight political parties.

Birgir Ármannsson, MP for the Independence Party in Reykjavík, and chairman of the Nomination Committee explains the committee’s work. The Speaker of Althingi, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, chairman of Viðreisn, sits behind Birgir. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, chairman of the Left Greens, can be seen on the left. The majority of the Nomination Committee proposed that the election results remain unchanged, based on the recount in the North-West constituency.

Reykjavík 25/11/2021 13:11 – A7R IV : FE 1.2/50mm GM

Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson