Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, former Mayor of Reykjavík and leader of the Independence Party in the Reykjavík City Council, is a candidate for the chair of the national Independence Party, according to the results of a survey among party members.
The survey concluded that approximately 50 percent of members of the Independence Party have the most confidence in her as chairperson, while 25 percent favor the party’s current chair, Bjarni Benediktsson, ruv.is reports.
Kristjánsdóttir said these results won’t change her position towards a possible candidacy. “I’m just considering it. It’s a big decision and I have to take time to ponder it. The only thing I can promise is that I will decide before the general meeting,” Kristjánsdóttir said.
She stated the survey’s outcome does not indicate dissatisfaction within the party. “I think it is an indication that members of the Independence Party want to choose.”
“In general meetings we generally choose between individuals. I think this is what is being demonstrated here, and not that members are dissatisfied. At least, I don’t interpret it like that,” Kristjánsdóttir elaborated.