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Iceland Elections

IceNews plans to bring you important election news nearly live; but if you’re desperate to get right in the thick of the actioin, here’s all the info you’re going to need:

Attached is a mock version of the graphics which will be used tonight at www.mbl.is/kosningar. With the glossary below you should be able to find your way through the newest updates on the vote count as they happen.

Landið allt = Overall /Total (All of the country)
Rvik N = Reykjavik North (Reykjavik Capital Area North)
Rvik S = Reykjavik South (Reykjavik Capital Area North)
Suðvestur = Southwest
Norðvestur = Northwest
Norðaustur = Northeast
Suður = South

Alþingiskosningar 2009 = Parliamentary elections 2009
Atkvæði = Ballots
Breyt. = Change (percent wise (since last elections))
Kjörd. sæti = Seats by constituency
Jöfn. sæti = equalization seats
Sæti alls = Seats total
Breyt = change (number of seats (since last elections))
Á þingi = which parliamentarians will take a seat in parliament

Election letter B – Framsóknarflokkurinn = Progressive Party
Election letter D – Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn = Independence Party
Election letter F – Frjálslyndi flokkurinn = Liberal Party
Election letter O – Borgarahreyfingin = Civic Movement
Election letter P – Lýðræðishreyfingin = Democracy Movement
Election letter S – Samfylkingin = Social Democratic Alliance
Election letter V – Vinstri Grænir = Left Green Movement

Á kjörskrá = Overall number of voters
kjörsókn = ballots cast (Voters/percent)
Talin atkvæði = votes counted (number/percent)
Uppfært = Updated (at which time)

Polls are open from 09.00 to 22:00 pm to day Saturday.  Counting begins just before the polls close and there are no exit polls in Iceland. The Icelandic parliament has 63 seats that are up for election for four-year terms. The party with the most votes gets first option of forming a central government.

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