WHILE Spain prepares for more of the same under the new Rajoy government, Iceland is steaming ahead with an extremely different approach.
Polls show that the anti-establishment Pirate Party are on track to rock the status quo and knock the ruling right-wing coalition from its perch.
Led by a poet, Birgitta Jonsdottir, and backed by an ambitious army of internet activists, the Pirate Party is a modern movement that has pledged to wipe out corruption, give sanctuary to Edward Snowden and embrace the brave new world of online currency.
They have found fertile breeding ground in a country still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis and revelations earlier this year that top officials were implicated in the Panama Papers.
Polling shows that they stand a strong chance of securing a governing role in a broad coalition comprising environmentalists and socialists which had 47 per cent support before the country heads to the polls on October 29.