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New Presidential Challenger, Poll Suggests

Halla Hrund Logadóttir, director general of Iceland’s National Energy Authority and adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard university, would receive 26.2% of the vote in the presidential election, according to a new poll by Maskína.

However, the difference between her and two other candidates polling at the top is not statistically significant, RÚV reports.

Four candidates in double digits

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, former prime minister and leader of the Left-Green Movement, is polling at 25.4% and Baldur Þórhallsson, professor of political science, comes in with 21.2% support. Katrín and Baldur have been leading the polls in recent weeks.

Four candidates are polling in double digits, with comedian and former mayor Jón Gnarr polling at 15.2%. Other candidates are polling at under 5%.

Election in just over a month

The presidential election will take place in one round on June 1. Current president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson announced in an address on January 1 that he would not seek re-election after serving two terms. The office of president is mostly ceremonial, but does come with limited political powers.

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