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Saying Goodbye

The former mayor Thórólfur Arnason was all smiles last night as he officially stepped down as the Mayor of Reykjavík.

His last official act in office was the signing of a bill to create a maritime museum in Reykjavík.

Mr. Arnason resigned as mayor over his involvement in a price-fixing scandal at the three major oil companies.

Reykjavík’s new mayor, Steinunn Valdis Óskarsdóttir, officially took over the office as of this morning. Ms. Óskarsdóttir was a former city council member, serving on the R-List since 1994.

The 39-year old mayor was a chairman of city planning and is a board member of Reykjavík Energy.

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