Women candidates win majority of seats in Icelandic election

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By Stine Jacobsen and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -Iceland’s ruling left-right coalition strengthened its majority after a national election that for the first time saw more women than men elected to parliament, final results showed on Sunday. Opinion polls had forecast the coalition would fall short of a majority but a surge in support for the centre-right Progressive Party, which won five more seats than in 2017, pushed its total count to 37 seats in the 63-seat parliament Althingi, according to state broadcaster RUV. The current government, which consists of Prime Minister …

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