The Left-Green Movement ( Icelandic : Vinstrihreyfingin – grænt framboð , also known by its abbreviation Vinstri Græn, VG ) is a democratic socialist and green political party in Iceland . It is the second largest party in Althingi , with 11 members of 63 in total. The party chair is Katrin Jakobsdottir , MP . The vice chair is Björn Valur Gíslason . The secretary-general of the party is Björg Eva Erlendsdóttir . The Left-Green Movement is a member of the Nordic Green Left Alliance . 
The party was founded in 1999 by Althing who did not approve of the merger of left-wing political parties in Iceland which resulted in the formation of the Social Democratic Alliance .
In the 1999 parliamentary election , the Left-Green Movement took 9.1% of the vote and six seats in the Althing. The party had five members in the 63-seat Icelandic parliament after the 2003 parliamentary election , where it polled 8.8% of the vote. After the 2007 parliamentary election , the party had 9 seats in parliament, with 14.3% of the vote.
In 2009, the Left-Green Movement joined the first cabinet of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir as the Minor Partner to the Social Democratic Alliance after the previous coalition government of the Alliance and the center-right Independence Party collapsed.  In the subsequent elections, it rose from 9 seats to 14, becoming Iceland’s third-largest party (close behind the Independence Party) with 21.7% of the vote, which is the second largest outcome of a left-wing party in Iceland , after the post-communist People’s Alliance in 1978 when it got 22.9% of the vote. The party won one seat in addition, when a non-party parliamentarian joined the party. Since then, three members of the parliamentary group have left the party. One joined the agrarian Progressive Party , and two others became non-partisans . After the elections of 2013, the party was in the opposition and had 7 seats in the parliament. In the 2016 parliamentary election , the Left-Green party polled 15.9% of the vote and 10 seats in the Althing becoming the second largest party after the Independence Party.
The Left-Green Movement focuses on democratic socialist values, feminism , and environmentalism , as well as increased democracy and direct involvement of the people in the country. The party opposes Iceland’s involvement in NATO , and the US invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan . The party rejects membership of the European Union , and supports the Palestinian cause in the Middle East. It supports the mutual adaptation and integration of immigrants into the Icelandic society as necessary. 
|Steingrímur J. Sigfússon||1999-2013|
Members of Parliament
Since the elections in 2016, the Left-Green Movement
|Member of Parliament||Since||title||Constituency|
|Steingrímur J. Sigfússon||1983||Northeast Constituency|
|Katrin Jakobsdottir||2007||Flesh||Reykjavik Constituency North|
|Svandís Svavarsdóttir||2009||Leader of the Parliamentary Group||Reykjavik Constituency South|
|Lilja Rafney Magnúsdóttir||2009||Northwest Constituency|
|Bjarkey Gunnarsdóttir||2013||Northeast Constituency|
|Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir||2014||Became a Member of Parliament when Árni Þór Sigurðsson left office mid-term.||Reykjavik Constituency North|
|Ari Trausti Guðmundsson||2016||South Constituency|
|Andrés Ingi Jónsson||2016||Reykjavík Constituency North|
|Kolbeinn Óttarsson Proppé||2016||Reykjavik Constituency South|
|Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir||2016||Southwest Constituency|
|Ólafur Þór Gunnarsson||2017||Southwest Constituency|
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