Icelandic presidential election dates and Voting Live

Icelandic presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020  
Icelandic presidential election Dates 2020 
Icelandic presidential election​ Date: June, 2020​  

Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Iceland in June 2020. 


Icelandic presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020  

The incumbent president of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, announced in his presidential address on 1 January 2020, that he would seek re-election in 2020. 

On 1 January 2016, incumbent president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced that he would not seek a sixth term in the office, wanting "to transfer the responsibilities of the president onto other shoulders". He later retracted and decided to run in April, citing political unrest after the fallout of the Panama Papers leak, which implicated Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and forced him to resign after large anti-government protests. In the following ten days, five other candidates suspended their campaigns, one of them after endorsing Ólafur Ragnar. Former Prime Minister Davíð Oddsson declared his candidacy on 8 May, and Ólafur Ragnar withdrew from the race the following day, stating that there was now a supply of qualified candidates. A poll showing Ólafur Ragnar with only 25% support had been published the same day. 


The Electoral system of Iceland  

Iceland elects on a national level a ceremonial head of state, the president – and a legislature. The president is elected for a four-year term by the people. The parliament (Alþingi) has 63 members, elected for a four-year term by proportional representation, using the D'Hondt method with the open list. 


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Iceland Elections Results 

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Past Iceland Elections 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 

Independent 

25,108 

13.54 

Sturla Jónsson 

Independent 

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 

Invalid/blank votes 

2,782 

– 

Total 

185,390 

100 

Registered voters/turnout 

245,004 

75.67 

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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,"