Feminists lose elections in Iceland

The feminist understanding of the world is, at least for the moment, rejected in the Icelandic State.

On April 27 the Icelandic voting population was called to the ballot box to decide who is going to lead the tiny North-Western European nation for the next 4 years. In the last elections, only 7 parties participated in the competition but now, following a deep financial collapse and strong attempts by the feminists from the leading Green Left Movement (the most vocal party from the leftist coalition that formed the government in 2009) to suppress free speech and attempt to place the Internet under the control of the State[1], 15 parties participated in the elections, most of them with an euro-skeptic and anti-Statist platform.

Our Icelandic correspondent, Sigurdur Jonsson, predicted on the AVFM Voice of Europe Radio Show at the end of March that the feminist dominated Left Green Movement would be rejected — as the resentment of the population for their “incompetence” was increasing[2].

It seems he was right.

The party that got the most votes was the libertarian euro-skeptic Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn (The Independence Party) with 26.70% of the votes, translating into 19 seats in the Parliament. Placing second was liberal euro-skeptic Framsóknarflokkurinn (The Progressive Party) with 24.43% of the votes,  also resulting 19 seats in the Parliament. Both of the first two parties went through an increase in votes with 3% and respectively 9.63% in comparison with the previous elections.

The 3rd and the 4th parties in the final table are the former parties that used to lead the country. The third party in the final table is Samfylkingin (The Social Democratic Alliance) with 12.85% of the votes (down almost 17% from the previous elections) and the fourth party is Vinstrihreyfingin – grænt framboð (The Left Green Movement) with only 10.87% (down almost 12% from the previous elections). There are also two new parties that have entered into the new Parliament and these are Björt Framtíð (The Bright Future Party – left leaning liberals) and Píratar (The Pirate Party of Iceland) which is basically a party based on the idea that the Internet should remain just like it is now[3][4].

What does this mean?

For starters, the presence of the Pirate Party in the Parliament will mean that the freedom of the online environment will have a defender in a country that just tried to pass regulations similar to those enforced in Iran and China.

Secondly, the spectacular debacle of the Left Green Movement, which is essentially the Feminist Party in Iceland, shows that the overwhelming majority of Icelanders may be veering away from their ideology.

There is no doubt that the debacle of the moderate leftists from the Social Democrats happened for many reasons, but feminism is likely one of them given that feminist ideology has dominated their rhetoric for at least the last 12 months.

This is the second time

In November 2011, the Spaniards cast away the party that gave power to the feminists in an unprecedented debacle for PSOE[5]. Now, at the end of April 2013, the Icelanders are casting away the party that gave power to the feminists and the government led by the lesbian feminist Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.

This trend may continue to gain pace. You can track events to come using this list of feminist MEPs.

[1] http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-governance-feminism/iceland-seeks-to-ban-internet-porn/

[2] http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avoiceformen/2013/03/22/avfmr-voice-of-europe-the-spanish-model (Sigurdur’s report starting from 99th minute and 20 seconds)

[3] http://www.newsoficeland.com/home/politics/parliamentministries/item/1251-final-results-of-the-general-elections-in-iceland-2013

[4] http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/iceland_elects_pirate_party/

[5] http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/government-tyranny/spanish-feminist-establishment-is-shaking/

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