Polls are open- Icelanders elect their sixth president today

Presidential candidates on Rúv national TV last night. From left ...

Presidential candidates on Rúv national TV last night. From left to right: Andri Snær Magnason, Davíð Oddsson, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Halla Tómasdóttir. Iceland Monitor/ Árni Sæberg

Polls opened at 9 am this morning for Iceland's presidential elections.

245.000 people are eligible to vote in Iceland with a similar number of men and women on the electoral roll.

The first figures are expected at around 11 pm tonight.

Employees at the City Hall in Reykjavik preparing the election ...

Employees at the City Hall in Reykjavik preparing the election today Eggert Jóhannesson

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