Tuesday, June 01, 2010

THE BEST PARTY wins in Iceland's capital. And it's not a description, it's really its name:
A party that calls itself "the Best" has won local elections in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik.

According to Iceland Review Online, several local races saw parties that were in power ousted in the polls.

The Best Party, founded by comedian Jon Gnarr, secured 34.7% of the vote, ahead of the Independence Party's 33.6%.

Its campaign video featured candidates singing to the tune of Tina Turner's "Simply The Best".

Key pledges included "sustainable transparency", free towels at all swimming pools and a new polar bear for the city zoo.

The party also called for a Disneyland at the airport and a "drug-free parliament" by 2020.
I think you can expect more things like this in other countries soon.