Iceland’s election results are not a vote against the EU

Benjamin Leruth, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the Icelandic election results on the LSE's EUROPP Blog, arguing that an EU referendum may still be on the cards for Iceland as a majority of the population still supports accession talks.

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The weekend’s election in Iceland saw a shift to the right for the country, and substantial gains for the Independence Party, which is against joining the EU. Reflecting on the election results Benjamin Leruth argues that despite reluctance from the two winning parties, an EU referendum may still be on the cards for Iceland as a majority of the population still supports accession talks.

Read the blog post here.

EUROPP (European Politics and Society) Blog, 30 April 2013

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM