May the Best Party win

The Best Party, only established six months ago by comedian Jon Gnarr, has won local elections in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. The Best Party secured 34.7% of the vote, with the Independence Party’s polling 33.6%.

Election pledges by the party include the suitably vague ‘sustainable transparency’ along with the more tangible free towels at all swimming pools and a new polar bear for the city zoo. The party has also called for a Disneyland at the airport and a drug-free parliament by 2020.

The victory means that the Best Party will hold six of the fifteen seats on the city council.