Halla Tómasdóttir is the 7th President of Iceland

Halla Tómasdóttir with her husband, Björn Skúlason.

Halla Tómasdóttir with her husband, Björn Skúlason. mbl.is/Kristinn Magnússon

The final numbers are now in the elections for President of Iceland, and Halla Tómasdóttir will be the new President of Iceland and the seventh since the republic was founded.

Halla Tómasdóttir’s victory was decisive, as she won the most votes in all six constituencies in Iceland, and had more than 30% support in all of them. 266,935 people were registered for the election, and 215,635 votes were cast. The voters’ participation was 80,8 percent, and has not been higher since the presidential elections in 1996.

Halla Tómasdóttir received 34,3% of the votes, or 71,660. Katrín Jakobsdóttir received 25.5%, or 52,731, Halla Hrund Logadóttir received 15.5%, or 32,420, Jón Gnarr received 10.2%, 21,244 votes, Baldur Þórhallsson received 8.3%, 17,433 votes, and Arnar Þór Jónsson received 5.1%, or 10,698 votes. Others received less than one percent of the votes.

Halla Tómasdóttir last night.

Halla Tómasdóttir last night. AFP

Tómasdóttir will take over the presidency from Guðni Th. Jóhannesson in August. She ran for president in 2016 and was second to Jóhannesson. Tómasdóttir received 27.51% support in that election, while Guðni received 38.49%.

Halla Tómasdóttir is 55 years old and married to Birnir Skúlason. Together, they have two children, Tómas Bjartur 22 years old, and Auður Ína 20 years old.




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