The average age of people running for the upcoming Constitutional Assembly is 47, the same among men and women. The oldest male candidate is 80 and the youngest 19; the oldest female candidate is 66 and the youngest 22.
Inside the Althingi parliament. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
A total of 523 people are in the running, 364 men and 159 women. According to Creditinfo, more women then men have established a promotional site on Facebook; 34 percent of all women who are running for a seat on the assembly and 24 percent of all men.
Candidates come from all walks of life. Most of them, 45, are students. Teachers follow suit with 44 candidates, seven of whom are professors, as stated on the website of the Constitutional Assembly.
There are 32 mangers and directors running for the Constitutional Assembly and 28 lawyers. People from other professions than those listed above account for less than 20 percent of candidates; five are unemployed.
Approximately 78 percent of candidates live in the capital region and 22 percent outside it, while seven candidates live abroad.
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