Citizens' Movement (Iceland)

The Citizens' Movement (Icelandic: Borgarahreyfingin) was a political party in Iceland, founded in the lead up to the 2009 election[1] during the Global Recession, which severely affected Iceland.

Citizens' Movement

Borgarahreyfingin
ChairpersonFriðrik Þór Guðmundsson
Vice-chairpersonBjörg Sigurðardóttir
Founded2009
Dissolved2012
Succeeded byDawn
Ideology
ColoursOrange
Seats in Parliament
0 / 63
Website
borgarahreyfingin.is

In the election, the Citizens' Movement won 4 out of 63 seats in Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament. The elected members were

The party had no leader, but rather was led collectively by three people each with a different responsibility. The party supported radical change at the government level in response to the recession.

On 14 August 2009 Þráinn Bertelsson left the party to sit as an independent. On 18 September 2009 the remaining three members left the party to create a new party, Hreyfingin (The Movement), and so the Citizens' Movement is no longer represented in the Althingi.

Election resultsEdit

Election Votes Vote % Seats Place
2009 13,519   7.2  
4 / 63
5th  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elections in Iceland this weekend, IceNews, 22 April 2009.

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