ⓘ Reform Party (Iceland)

Reform Party (Iceland)

ⓘ Reform Party (Iceland)

The Liberal Reform Party is a liberal political party in Iceland that was founded on 24 May 2016 but had existed as a political network since June 2014. It split from the Independence Party, mainly over discontent with its decision not to hold a referendum on joining the European Union and lack of support for free-trade.

The party supports Icelandic EU membership, and reform of farming subsidies and protective excise taxes on foreign produce. It wants public policy to focus on the general interest of society and reduce influence from special interests. Vidreisn is in favor of a publicly financed welfare state. It supports pegging the krona to another currency, such as the Euro, through a currency board as a plan to lower interest rates. Its healthcare policy aims at reducing the patients share of healthcare costs.

Vidreisn has been assigned the list letter C. It participated in the 2016 elections to the Althing Icelandic parliament and won seven seats.