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Reykjavik Mayor Revolutionising Digital Democracy

The self-described anarchic clown came to power after Iceland's financial crash, promising nothing but to break his promises and procure a polar bear for the local zoo. But three years later, his zeal for direct – and digital – democracy is exciting reformers, who are looking to Iceland for a glimpse of how democracy might work for the Facebook generation. With two-thirds of its 320,000 population on Facebook, Iceland can be a petri dish for democratic ideas, according to Mayor Jon Gnarr.

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