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Icelandic parliamentary election, 1987

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Icelandic parliamentary election, 1987

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politics and government of

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 25 April 1987.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 12 of the 42 seats.[2]

Electoral reform

Prior to the election three extra seats were added to the Althing for Reykjavík,[3] one in the Upper House and two in the Lower House.[4] The Hare quota replaced the D'Hondt method in the multi-member constituencies, although D'Hondt was still used for the compensatory seats.[3]


Summary of the 25 April 1987 Icelandic parliamentary election results
Party Chairperson(s) Votes % ± Lower House Upper House
Seats ± Seats ±
Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) Þorsteinn Pálsson 41,490 27.2 Decrease 11.4 12 Decrease 3 6 Decrease 2
Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) Steingrímur Hermannsson 28,902 18.9 Increase 0.4 8 Decrease 2 5 Increase 1
Social Democratic Party (Alþýðuflokkurinn) Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson 23,265 15.2 Increase 3.5 7 Increase 3 3 Increase 1
People's Alliance (Alþýðubandalagið) Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson 20,387 13.3 Decrease 4.0 5 Decrease 2 3 Steady 0
Citizens' Party (Borgaraflokkurinn) Albert Guðmundsson 16,588 10.9 5 2
Women's List (Kvennalistinn) no designated chairperson 15,470 10.1 Increase 4.6 4 Increase 2 2 Increase 1
Humanist Party (Flokkur mannsins) Pétur Guðjónsson 2,434 1.6 0 0
National Party (Þjóðarflokkurinn) Pétur Valdimarsson 2,047 1.3 0 0
Association for Equality and Sociality (Samtök um jafnrétti og félagshyggju) Stefán Valgeirsson 1,893 1.2 1 0
Alliance of Social Democrats (Bandalag jafnaðarmanna) Vilmundur Gylfason 246 0.2 Decrease 7.1 0 Decrease 2 0 Decrease 2
Valid votes 152,722
Invalid/Blank votes 1,716
Total 154,438 100.0 42 21
Electorate/Turnout ? ?
Source: Statistics Iceland, Nohlen & Stöver
Last election (1983) — Next election (1991)


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p976
  3. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p955
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp977-979
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