Based on official election results released Sunday, women have more than half the seats in Iceland’s new parliament, a first in Europe.
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The Weaknesses Of Democracy In Iceland
In a group of 167 countries, the Economist Intelligence Unit fails the mark again, giving Iceland democracy score 2nd only to Norway.
The Adventures of an Icelandic Comedian in Politics
Icelandic comedian Jon Gnarr won a seat as mayor of Reykjavik to continue his assault on system
Icelandic Pirate Party to Take Power For First Time
Amid scandals that threatened economy, the Icelandic Pirate Party has gained its first foothold
Poll Shows Pirate Party Leading Iceland’s New Government
Internationally inspired Pirate Party leading Iceland polling ahead of coming monumental election
Iceland Pirate Party in Unprecedented Rise to Power
Rising to second largest national party in recent poll, the Iceland Pirate Party is to make waves
From GNP to Gross International Happiness
Any healthy country that achieves a high level of gross national happiness can be a model for other countries to emulate. Here are seven problems that prevent Gross National Happiness: the overall happiness of a nation.
Human Rights Crisis Across Modern Europe
Backsliding on basic human rights is a growing crisis across modern Europe as many minorities face increasing persecution across the divided continent
Crowdsourcing the UK Constitution
Proposal for UK’s first constitution involves using crowdsourcing as tool of direct democracy – Crowdsourcing the UK Constitution in its Entirety?
Iceland Could Scrap Upper House of Parliament
Iceland Could Scrap Upper House: Unique cost saving measure would move from two houses of Parliament to one chamber in major set of reforms