Iceland 1st European country with majority of female lawmakers

Copenhagen, Sep 26 (EFE).- Iceland became the first European country where women have the majority in Parliament, local media announced on Sunday.

Women will account for 52.4 percent of the 63-seat Icelander parliament (33), the public Ruv TV announced a day after the general elections.

The Independence Party emerged victorious winning the elections with 24.4 percent of the vote, while the Green Left Movement, presided over by the incumbent Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, lost ground.

The green’s results cast doubt on the future of the coalition that has governed Iceland since 2017, made up of conservatives, “progressives” and red-green, which has reinforced its majority. EFE


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