Eight Smaller Political Parties Unite Under New Name

Words by Catharine Fulton
Eight fledgling political parties announced on Monday that they would be uniting to form a single party to run in the 27 April parliamentary elections.

The new party has been named the Household Party (“Heimilanna”), and will be running candidates in all constituencies, RÚV reports. The new party is chaired by Pétur Gunnlaugsson with Inga Ingólfsdóttir stepping in as vice-chairman.

If you’re finding it difficult to keep track of all the parties running in the upcoming elections be sure to check out the next issue of the Grapevine for informative Q&A with many of the political hopefuls.

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