Iceland Presidential Election Results 2016 Voting Live Opinion Poll Schedule Candidates, Gudni Johannesson Swearing in 1 August, Vote Margin Winner Runner Up candidate

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Guðni won the election with 39.1% of the votes. Halla received 27.9%, Andri Snær 14.3%, Davíð 13.7% and Sturla 3.5%.The turnout was 75.7%. 

Summary of the 25 June 2016 Icelandic presidentialelection results

Candidate

Party

Votes

%

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

independent

71,356

38.49

Halla Tómasdóttir

independent

50,995

27.51

Andri Snær Magnason

independent

26,037

14.04

Davíð Oddsson

Independence Party

25,108

13.54

Sturla Jónsson

Sturla Jónsson

6,446

3.48

Elísabet Jökulsdóttir

independent

1,280

0.69

Ástþór Magnússon

independent

615

0.33

Guðrún Margrét Pálsdóttir

independent

477

0.26

Hildur Þórðardóttir

independent

294

0.16

Valid votes

1,82,608

98.5

Invalid/Blank votes

2,782

1.5

Total

1,85,390

100

Electorate/Turnout

2,45,004

75.70%

Iceland Election Results 2016 Highlights 

  1. Iceland elects Gudni Johannesson as President, a Political New Comer, he is first New candidate in 20 years.
  2. He won 39.1% votes in the Country.
  3. Turnout in the election was also higher than in the last vote four years ago, at nearly 76 %.
  4. Johannesson officially takes over the post on August 1.
  5. Gudni Johannesson got 39.1 percent of votes, Second was businesswoman Halla Tomasdottir, with 29.4 %, according to results announced on public television channel RUV.
  6. Jóhannesson will replace President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, 73, who has served as Iceland's head of state since 1996.
  7. Panama Papers scandal Called for the resignation of Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson after it revealed personal financial arrangements.
  8. He Published these lines on his official website after winning elections. "The last few weeks have been unforgettable. Life changing, and in the best possible way. I am, and always will be, forever grateful to all – for the time you have shared to listen to my vision, and for the boundless support and encouragement you have given me.you," 
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