The election result you’ve been waiting for

The news from the Faroe Islands is in. Turnout 89%. The results a four-horse race:

Republican Party 23.3%  / 8 seats
Unionist Party 21.0% / 7 seats
People’s Party 20.1% / 7 seats
Social Democratic Party 19.4% / 6 seats (-1)
Center Party 8.4% / 3 seats (+1)
Independence Party 7.2% / 2 seats (+2)
Students’ Party 0.7% / 0 seats

Note: the Self-Government Party won one seat in in 2004 and Parliament was one seat smaller overall. Neither the Self-Government Party nor The Funny Party stood this time.

It looks as if the Unionist / People’s Party / Social Democratic coalition government of Prime Minister Jóannes Eidesgaard will continue in office, with 20 of the 33 seats.

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4 Comments

  • “Note: the Self-Government Party won one seat in in 2004 and Parliament was one seat smaller overall. Neither the Self-Government Party nor The Funny Party stood this time.”

    According to Wikipedia Sjálvstýrisflokkurin is variously known in English as the Self-Government Party, the Independence Party, and the Home Rule Party. Thus it is likely to be the same party as the Independence Party mentioned in the results.

  • Liam Pennington 21st Jan '08 - 2:19pm

    Alas the UK lost the sister party of The Students Party when the Legalise Cannabis Alliance wound itself up (not too tightly) last year =P

    And the 89% turnout in this day and age suggests there are not many other distractions in the Faroe Islands to turning out to vote!

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