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Thousands of Icelandic Women Celebrate 100 Years of Voting Rights

Austurvöllur square in front of the Icelandic Parliament, Alþingi, has been filling up with thousands of women of all ages, celebrating that today, June 19, marks 100 years since women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. Former president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was to address the crowd. Vigdís who was elected president in 1980, beating three men in the run for the mostly ceremonial post remains very popular.

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