An extraordinary political experiment took place in Iceland: anarchists governed the capital city of Reykjavik for four years – and the amateurs achieved some astonishing successes.
The Best Party emerged from an idea for a sketch show. In 2008, Gnarr created a slimy politician character who promised everything. The concept died when crowds demonstrated in front of parliament after the banking crash: the times were too serious for jokes.
But Gnarr liked his weasely politician character. Sure, he was a rogue, but a cheery one. So Gnarr uploaded a few clips to Youtube. The clips were popular, so he created a website with a parody of a party. He called it the Best Party and promoted it with the compelling slogan: «Why vote for second-best when you can have the best?»