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Support Grows for Guðni in Upcoming Election

By Yelena

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

An overwhelming majority, or 93.5% of respondents in a recent poll stated they will vote for incumbent Guðni Th. Jóhannesson in Iceland’s upcoming Presidential election, RÚV reports. Guðni’s opponent Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson was the candidate of choice for 6.5% of respondents in the poll conducted by Gallup between June 11-18.

These numbers show more support for Guðni than in an earlier poll, where 90.4% of respondents said they would vote for the incumbent president who is currently finishing his first term. More women than men supported Guðni, with 98% of female respondents saying they would vote for him and 89% of male respondents. When party affiliation was considered, 55% of respondents that support the Centre Party stated they would vote for Guðmundur Franklín, while a large majority of supporters of all other parties stated they would vote for Guðni.

Read More: What can you tell me about Iceland’s upcoming presidential election?

Just over 6% of respondents stated they would not be voting or that they would turn in a blank ballot. Iceland’s presidential election takes place this Saturday, June 27.

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