Reporter Þóra Arnórsdóttir, one of the individuals encouraged to run for presidency, has expressed an interest in running against President Grímsson. When contacted by Pressan yesterday afternoon she did not exclude the possibility of running in the upcoming elections.
“I have been approached by a number of people who have challenged me to run. I can’t help but respond in a respectful manner to those who have encouraged me to run,” she told the reporter.Bessastaðir, the presidential residence. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
She is married to reporter Svavar Haraldsson and the pair is expecting a child in May. Her grandfather is the union leader and political figure Hannibal Valdimarsson, her father being professor emeritus Arnór Hannibalsson. She is the niece of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jón Baldvin Hannibaldsson, whose controversial letters to a young relative of his wife made headlines in the Icelandic media recently.
“You never know—never say never,” Þóra told the reporter from Pressan
“We’ll see what happens,” she said in conclusion.