General elections to the Althingi 29 October 2016

  • Statistical Series
  • 20. December 2016
  • Vol 101, Issue 35
  • ISSN: 1670-4770

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General elections to the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, were held on 29 October 2016 under Act No. 24 from May 2000. There are now six constituencies of which two are in Reykjavík. The total number of voters on the electoral roll was 246,542 or 74.1% of the total population. Participation of voters in the general elections was 195,203 or 79.2% of the total number of voters on the electoral roll. Participation of female voters was slightly higher than that of male voters or 79.5% women compared with 78.8% men. The participation varied by age, it was lower among young voters than the older ones.

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