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Árni Johnsen takes part in preliminary elections

By Iceland Review

Former MP Árni Johnsen, who was convicted on charges of fraud and embezzlement in 2003 and sentenced to two years in prison, has announced that he will take part in preliminary elections on behalf of the Independence Party. The announcement was made in news program Kastljós yesterday evening.

In a controversial move in August, the holders of presidential authority granted Johnsen a full pardon in the absence of Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. At that time, Johnsen would neither confirm nor deny that he was planning to return to politics.

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