Presidential Elections 2016


Video: Interview with Iceland's new Canadian First Lady

2 Jul 2016 Canadian born Eliza Reid is to become Iceland's sixth First Lady in August when her husband Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is inaugurated as President of Iceland. Iceland Monitor met with Reid at their Reykjavik home to discuss the presidential race, her upbringing in Canada and bringing four young children to the presidential residence at Bessastaðir.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife Eliza Reid meet with supporters at their home in Seltjarnarnes.

"The new President is much better than that old guy"

27 Jun 2016 A great number of people arrived at the home of newly elected President of Iceland, Guðni Th.Jóhannesson yesterday in Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavik.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson photographed as the results became clear with his wife, Canadian born Eliza Reid.

New Iceland President: Heading to France for Monday's big match

26 Jun 2016 Guðni Th. Jóhannesson will become the new president of Iceland in August, replacing Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. Speaking to last night when the results were clear he said that he hope to "Become a president for all the people of Iceland."

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife, Canadian Eliza Reid.

Breaking: Iceland elects new President

26 Jun 2016 Dr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has been elected the President of Iceland. When two thirds of the vote had been counted, Jóhannesson had 38 percent support.

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

Polls are open- Icelanders elect their sixth president today

25 Jun 2016 Polls opened at 9 am this morning for Iceland's presidential elections.

(Top-left, clockwise) Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Andri Snær Magnason, Halla Tómasdóttir and Davíð Oddsson.

LATEST POLL: Who will be Iceland’s new President?

16 Jun 2016 With just over a week to go until Iceland elects its first new president in twenty years, four candidates have begun to stand out from the crowd.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Bessastaðir is the official residence of the President of Iceland.

Ten vying to be Iceland’s next President

23 May 2016 There have never been more than six candidates in the final race in the entire history of Icelandic presidential elections – making 2016 potentially the most hotly contested year ever.

Andri Snær Magnason (left), Davíð Oddsson (centre) and Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (right).

Iceland presidential elections a one-horse race?

11 May 2016 Author and historian Guðni Th. Jó­hann­es­son is on course for a landslide victory in Iceland’s upcoming presidential elections, with almost 70% of Icelanders intending to vote for him.

Interest in seeing the blues play in France is high.

“Euro 2016 Iceland fans, vote before you go!”

9 May 2016 Almost 27,000 Icelanders – 8.15% of the population – applied for tickets to Euro 2016 Iceland games, so there will clearly be a large Icelandic contingent in France.

Iceland President will NOT stand for a sixth term

9 May 2016 Various Icelandic media have reported that current President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has now officially withdrawn his bid to serve a sixth consecutive term.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland.

Might Iceland’s President be quitting after all?

9 May 2016 “I shall have to give some thought to how to respond to the dramatic changes of recent days,” Iceland’s President told radio listeners yesterday.

Davíð Oddsson.

Former Iceland PM now running for President

8 May 2016 Editor of Morgunblaðið and former Prime Minister Davíð Oddsson has just announced that he will be running for President of Iceland.

Jóhannesson will be making an announcement on his candidacy today at 2 pm.

New contender for Presidential race

5 May 2016 Author and historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson announced today that he will be running for President of Iceland . A new survey conducted by Fréttablaðið before the announcement, shows that if he does run, he would have 38 % of voters supporting him compared to 45 % supporting President Grímsson and 11 % supporting Andri Snær Magnason.

Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland.

Voting abroad for Iceland’s next President starts tomorrow

29 Apr 2016 Absentee voting abroad for the presidential elections to be held in Iceland on 25 June gets under way tomorrow.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland.

Iceland’s President on course for landslide re-election

27 Apr 2016 Iceland’s current President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is on course for an overwhelming victory at the upcoming elections, securing a sixth consecutive term of office.




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