The Best party wins in Iceland
A party that calls itself “the Best” has won local elections in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik.
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.
Commentators suggest it has benefited from voters’ loss of trust in government and the establishment in the wake of the country’s banking collapse in 2008.
Can we get John Stewart to campaign for Chairman of the Teabaggers?