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Presidential Candidate Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Presidential candidate Þóra Arnórsdóttir and her husband Svavar Halldórsson became parents to a baby girl on Friday morning. She arrived at 6:54 am, weighed 4,500 grams and was 55 centimeters long. The mother and baby are in good health.


Þóra Arnórsdóttir. From her Facebook page.

“It is the biggest baby I’ve had,” commented Svavar to He is now a father of six; this is his third child with Þóra and he has three daughters from a previous relationship.

“I’m in seventh heaven; it’s a miracle each time,” Svavar added. The happy couple hasn’t decided on a name for the newborn yet.

Meanwhile, a new survey from the University of Iceland’s Social Science Research Institute concludes that Þóra maintains her position as the leading candidate for the presidential election on June 30, reports.

An earlier poll indicated that the gap between Þóra and the runner-up, current president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, was closing, but now she enjoys support from 46.2 percent of respondents and Ólafur Ragnar 37.8 percent. Other candidates lag far behind.

A total of 1,075 people were approached and the response rate was 57 percent; 8.5 percent of respondents did not take a position on the survey’s questions.

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