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World Iceland: President Gudni Johannesson re-elected with… 92.2% of the vote!

17:05  28 june  2020
17:05  28 june  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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The President of Iceland ( Icelandic : Forseti Íslands) is the head of state of Iceland . The incumbent is Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson , who is now in his first term as president , elected in 2016. The president is elected to a four-year term by popular vote , is not term-limited, and has limited powers.

Lors de ce scrutin au suffrage universel à tour unique, cet ancien professeur d’histoire à l’université a récolté 92,2 % des 168 821 voix exprimées, contre 7,8 % pour son adversaire de droite populiste, Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson. © AFP / Halldor Kolbeins In this single-round universal suffrage, this former history professor at the university collected 92.2% of the 168,821 votes cast, compared with 7.8% for his right-wing opponent populist, Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson.

A score that should make many democratic leaders dream… Icelandic President Gudni Johannesson was triumphantly re-elected on Saturday with more than 92% of the vote, according to the final results of the presidential election published on Sunday.

In this single-round universal suffrage, this former history professor at the university collected 92.2% of the 168,821 votes cast, compared with 7.8% for his populist right-wing opponent, Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson. An overwhelming trend that has been uniform in Reykjavik and in all regions of Iceland.

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Historian and political newcomer Gudni Johannesson has won Iceland 's presidential election . The final count showed 39% of Icelanders voted for him, putting As the election took place, about 10% of the island's population was thought to be in France watching the country's footballers at Euro 2016.

This thread is about the Icelandic president to be. If the president of the USA wants anything to do But really if you are so insecure that you freak out when you' re not getting the attention you believe you deserve Then who would be the head of state in Iceland if the office of the president doesn't exist?

Turnout came out, it fell to 66.9%, against 75.7% in 2016 during the first election of Johannesson, and 69.3% in 2012. This democratic victory with an almost dictatorial score was planned by the polls, which in recent weeks had credited the outgoing president with between 90 and 94% of the voting intentions. It is the second highest score in a presidential election in Iceland.

An essentially ceremonial role

In an interview with AFP on Saturday evening, the Icelandic head of state announced his intention to stay the course. “For me, the result of this election is proof that my fellow citizens approved my conception of this office. And gave me a mandate to continue to exercise my role in the same way as the past four years, "he commented, saying" honored and proud ".

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President of # Iceland , Gudni Th. Johannesson @PresidentISL is a HeForShe Champion, “equality is to the benefit of all of us - when societies are equal, people are happier. We can change the future” @UN @UN_Women @MFAIceland pic.twitter.com/DyyicJ3VGX.

If Iceland 's president had his way, no sweet chunks of tropical goodness would ever be found on a slice of savoury pie ever again. Gudni Johannesson told students, in no uncertain terms, that he stands firmly in the "no pineapple" camp, while taking questions at a North Iceland high school last

In Iceland, the president has in practice an essentially ceremonial role apart from his capacity to call a referendum on a law voted by the Parliament. His opponent Jonsson claimed him a more presidential reading of the Constitution, drawn up in 1944 during the independence of the volcanic island of Denmark. The president's mandate is renewable without limitation. Johannesson's predecessor, the conservative Olafur Grimmson, thus served five terms (1996-2016).

Iceland stands out in world electoral history for having been the first country to elect a female president in 1980, in the person of Vigdis Finnbogadottir, in office from 1980 to 1996. She is the holder of the record for the widest election, with 94.6% in 1988.

After Serbia last Sunday, and before Poland and France this Sunday, Iceland was the second country to hold an election since the start of containment measures in Europe.

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