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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