1983 Icelandic parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 23 April 1983.[1] The Independence Party remained the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 15 of the 40 seats.[2]

1983 Icelandic parliamentary election
Iceland
← 1979 23 April 1983 1987 →

All 40 seats in the Lower House
and 20 seats in the Upper House of Althing
Turnout88.29%
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Upper House
Independence Geir Hallgrímsson 38.67 8 +1
Progressive Steingrímur Hermannsson 19.05 4 -2
People's Alliance Svavar Gestsson 17.31 3 -1
Social Democratic Kjartan Jóhannsson 11.71 2 -1
Social Democrats Vilmundur Gylfason 7.30 2 New
Women's List 5.48 1 New
Lower House
Independence Geir Hallgrímsson 38.67 15 +1
Progressive Steingrímur Hermannsson 19.05 10 -1
People's Alliance Svavar Gestsson 17.31 7 0
Social Democratic Kjartan Jóhannsson 11.71 4 -3
Social Democrats Vilmundur Gylfason 7.30 2 New
Women's List 5.48 2 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Gunnar Thoroddsen
Independence
Steingrímur Hermannsson
Progressive
Steingrímur Hermannsson

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
Lower
House
+/–Upper
House
+/–
Independence Party50,25138.6715+18+1
Progressive Party24,75419.0510–14–2
People's Alliance22,49017.31703–1
Social Democratic Party15,21411.714–32–1
Alliance of Social Democrats9,4897.302New2New
Women's List7,1255.482New1New
Independent Voters in the West Fjords[a]6390.490New0New
Total129,962100.00400200
Valid votes129,96297.49
Invalid/blank votes3,3422.51
Total votes133,304100.00
Registered voters/turnout150,97788.29
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By constituencyEdit

Constituency People's Alliance Social Democratic Alliance of Social Democrats Progressive Independence Other
Eastern 29.85% 3.98% 3.81% 37.90% 24.46% 0.00%
Northeastern 16.84% 10.97% 4.55% 34.67% 27.20% 5.77%
Northwestern 18.03% 7.21% 3.10% 40.34% 31.32% 0.00%
Reykjanes 13.77% 14.83% 8.11% 11.91% 44.18% 7.21%
Reykjavík 18.98% 10.78% 9.49% 9.42% 42.97% 8.37%
Southern 14.53% 12.15% 5.40% 27.98% 39.94% 0.00%
Westfjords 13.14% 16.79% 3.58% 27.43% 27.45% 11.61%
Western 15.21% 13.50% 6.34% 30.21% 34.74% 0.00%
Source: Constituency Level Election Archive

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Breakaway from the Independence Party

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p976