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Iceland: Women control Parliament and achieve a parliamentary majority for the first time in European history

Iceland: Women control Parliament and achieve a parliamentary majority for the first time in European history

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Women held 52 percent of parliament seats in the last elections in Iceland, for the first time in European history

Iceland appears to be writing a new history in Europe, becoming the first European country to elect a majority of women in parliament.

According to projections based on the final results of the elections, women won about 33 of the 63 seats in the Icelandic parliament (Althingi), a majority of women of 52 percent.

With this result, women get nine more seats than the last elections in 2017.

It is the first time that women have achieved a parliamentary majority in any European parliament, and Sweden has only approached the 47 percent threshold, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union.