Women's List

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Women's List
Merged intoSocial Democratic Alliance
Political positionCentre-left to Left-wing

The Women's List or Women's Alliance[1] (Icelandic: Samtök um kvennalista), also called Kvennalistinn, abbreviated KL[2] was a feminist political party in Iceland that took part in national politics from 1983 to 1999.[3] The party held three seats in the parliament elected in 1983, six seats in 1987,[1] five seats in 1991 and three seats in 1995.

In 1999 it formed an alliance with three other left wing and centre-left parties called the Social Democratic Alliance, which then merged into a party by that name in 2000. However, about half the members of the Women's List disapproved of this and chose to join the Left-Green Movement instead. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, former leader of the Alliance and former Minister of Foreign Affairs started her political career in the Women's List, and was Mayor of Reykjavík as a member of that party.

Members of Alþingi


  1. ^ a b Paxton, Pamela; Hughes, Melanie M. (2007). "Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective". Los Angeles: Pine Forge Press/Sage. p. 222.
  2. ^ Arter, D. (1999). Scandinavian Politics Today. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719051333.
  3. ^ "Iceland campaigners to redress drop in women MPs". BBC News. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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