Last year, I posted about Iceland’s ongoing effort to write a new constitution. Well, the council writing the draft finished their work, and on Saturday, Iceland’s citizens voted on whether to adopt it. Paul Fontaine writing for The Reykjavík Grapevine:
The results are as follows:
1. Do you wish the Constitution Council’s proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution? Yes: 66.3% No: 33.7%
Of the 236,941 in Iceland with the right to vote in this election, 115,814 took part, giving a turnout of 48.9%
It now heads to the Icelandic parliament, which is delightfully named the Althingi.