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.