Elections to the Icelandic Parliament, the Althingi, are taking place today, with 63 seats being contested. There are 254,681 on the national electoral roll and voting takes place in 6 constituencies. The most populous is the Southwestern constituency with 29% of voters, while the least populous is the Northwestern constituency with 8.5% of voters. 18% of voters are in the North and South Reykjavík constituencies, while 15% are in the Southern constituency and 12% in the Northeast constituency. According to the latest opinion polls, a record nine parties will win seats in the Althingi. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s three-party government is likely to fall, according to opinion polls. About 20% of voters or about 50,000 people have voted early, which is also a record. The final election results are not expected to be available until noon tomorrow, Sunday.
Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson