Iceland elects Europe’s first female-majority parliament

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland has elected Europe’s first female-majority parliament, a landmark for gender equality in the North Atlantic island nation. Results tallied Sunday show that female candidates have won held 33 seats in Iceland’s 63-seat parliament, the Althing. The election makes Iceland the only country in Europe, and one of a handful in the world, with a majority of female lawmakers. The result came in an election that saw centrist parties make the biggest gains. The three parties in Iceland’s outgoing coalition government — the Independence Party, the Progressive Party and the Left Greens — won a total of 37 seats, gaining two from the last election. Still it could take days, if not weeks, for a new government to be formed.