Iceland votes in general election

  • Voters in Iceland have hit the polls in elections expected to remove the ruling center-left coalition.

    The two center-right parties have been predicted to win after vowing to relax unpopular austerity policies.

    The conservative Independence Party and their traditional coalition partners, the Progressives, are expected to win a majority in the 63-strong parliament.

    The victory would be seen as a major comeback for the center-right, which was blamed for Iceland's near-economic collapse in 2008.

    Their win could also hinder the island nation's EU membership talks.

    Polls opened this morning at 9:00 am GMT and will close at 10:00 pm GMT.

    More than 230,000 voters are eligible to cast their ballots.