Iceland presidential elections a one-horse race?
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.
This is the result of a new opinion poll by Icelandic daily Fréttablaðið (link in Icelandic), asking respondents who they would vote for if elections were held tomorrow.
Jóhannesson was the choice of 69% of respondents having made up their mind, while former PM Davíð Oddsson scored 13.7% and author and environmentalist Andri Snær Magnason, 10.7%.
All other official candidates received 1% support or less.
Elections will be held on Saturday 25 June. Since the incumbent Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has withdrawn from the presidential race, Iceland will have a new president for the first time in twenty years.