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Reykjavík Council Candidate Unhappy About Photos

Ólafur F. Magnússon, who is running for a seat on the Reykjavík City Council as chairman of the party H-listinn, claimed in an email to the Icelandic media on Tuesday evening that they use “bad pictures” of him in their stories about his candidacy on purpose to compromise his party’s success.

Ólafur F. Magnússon. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Magnússon, who served as Mayor of Reykjavík for a short period of time, demands that the media cease using such photographs.

“It isn’t viable to publish pictures which don’t resemble the undersigned and are explicitly being used to make him look like a sickly and poorly-groomed man,” the email reads, according to

Furthermore, it is stated on that Magnússon is accusing the candidates of Besti flokkurinn (“The Best Party”) of having accepted bribes and of being saboteurs.

Meanwhile, a new survey published in Morgunbladid indicates that most voters in Reykjavík, 41.4 percent, want to see the current mayor, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir of the Independence Party, stay in office.

The second-most popular mayoral candidate is comedian Jón Gnarr, chairman of the Best Party, who 27.3 percent of respondents said they would like to see as mayor.

According to, yesterday during panel discussions on television channel Skjár 1, Gnarr said that if his party ends up with the support of the majority of the electorate after the municipal elections next Saturday, he will make a demand for the chair of mayor.

Click here to read more about the upcoming election in Reykjavík.

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