Another candidate for president steps forward

Heimir Örn Hólmarsson.

Heimir Örn Hólmarsson.

Heimir Örn Hólmarsson is the latest candidate to throw his hat into the ring to become the next President of Iceland.

This brings the total number of candidates now officially in the race to seven. Should all seven remain in the race until election day, then the 2016 presidential elections will be the most hotly contested ever. Four is the highest number of candidates ever seen before.

Icelanders go to the polls on Saturday 25 June to choose the successor to Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who has been President of Iceland for the past twenty years.

Hólmarsson has qualifications in electrical engineering and project management and has worked in the aviation sector for ten years.

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