Kristján Thór Júlíusson, mayor of Akureyri, won the primary of the Independence Party in the constituency of northeast Iceland last weekend.
Júlíusson was elected for the conservative party’s first seat with 1,461 votes, and is now on his way to parliament. Fréttabladid reports.
Júlíusson was reportedly satisfied with the results. He told Fréttabladid that a lot of people had voted in the primary and that he was thankful for his supporters.
Júlíusson said that he would now prepare for the general elections in May but had not yet decided whether he would give up his job as mayor of Akureyri.