Halla Tómasdóttir Legally Confirmed President of Iceland Skip to content

Halla Tómasdóttir Legally Confirmed President of Iceland

By Erik Pomrenke

Halla Tómasdóttir at Bessastaðir
Photo: Art Bicnick. Halla Tómasdóttir at Bessastaðir.
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Halla Tómasdóttir has been legally elected president of Iceland and meets the constitutional requirements for the office. This was confirmed by the National Electoral Commission at its meeting today.

Note that today’s legal confirmation is not her assumption of office. It is instead a confirmation of the legality of the voting procedure and Halla’s eligibility for the office. She has yet to take office, but will do so on August 1, 2024.

The official statement from the National Electoral Commission reads as follows:

“The election of the President of Iceland took place on June 1, 2024. The provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Iceland No. 33, June 17, 1944, and the Election Act No. 112, June 25, 2021, were observed in all respects during the election. Halla Tómasdóttir has been legally elected president. She meets the constitutional requirements of the Republic for the election of the President of Iceland. Accordingly, the National Electoral Commission declares that Halla Tómasdóttir is duly elected President of Iceland for the term beginning on August 1, 2024, and ending on July 31, 2028.”

Meet Iceland’s new president in our coverage of the recent presidential election.

 

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