Iceland elections - updates

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Iceland president set for landslide election win

Jun 27, 2020 - 2:08 PM

Opinion polls suggest Gudni Johannesson's rightwing challenger, former Wall Street broker Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson, has almost no chance of winning


Icelanders vote as left hopes to rattle scandal-hit establishment

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) Saturday's election is Iceland's fourth since 2008

ELECTION EVE. Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of The Independence Party, arrives to take part in the final debate televised by the RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service on the eve of snap parliamentary election on October 27, 2017 in Reykjavik. Halldor Kolbeins/AFP

Iceland's 'Pirates' gain ground in snap election but miss majority

Oct 30, 2016 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED Gaining up to 9 out of the 63 seats in the Icelandic parliament the Althingi the Pirates became the third largest party in the island nation 4 years after it was founded in 2012

A member of the polling commission prepares the ballots for counting at a polling station in Kopavogur on October 29, 2016 he snap general election. Halldor Kolbeins/AFP

Iceland's 'Pirates' eye power in snap vote after Panama Papers scandal

Oct 29, 2016 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED Voters are expected to punish the incumbent government after the Panama Papers revealed a global tax evasion scandal that ensnared several senior politicians

Iceland to hold early parliamentary vote in October

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:15 AM

We intend to hold the election on October 29 says Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson

Journalist admits defeat in Iceland's presidential election

Jul 01, 2012 - 9:13 AM

Thora Arnorsdottir a 37 year old respected journalist with no political background who just had a baby acknowledged defeat in Iceland s presidential election