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Iceland’s Presidential Election Scheduled for June

By Larissa Kyzer

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.
Photo: Golli. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has announced that he will not seek re-election.

Iceland’s presidential election will take place on June 27, RÚV reports. The country’s current president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, is currently serving his first term and announced in his New Year’s address that he would be running for re-election.

Presidential bids must be submitted to the Ministry of Justice no fewer than five weeks before election day. In order to be able to run for president, a candidate must receive the recommendations from a minimum of 1,500 voters and a maximum of 3,000. The recommendations must come from all four quadrants of the country.

The president is elected by direct popular vote and serves four-year terms in Iceland, with no term limit. If no other individuals announce their candidacy for president, Guðni will be reappointed without an election.

 

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