Invalid Election Claim in Reykjavík Rejected

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Invalid Election Claim in Reykjavík Rejected

By Zoë Robert
Reykjavík City Hall

Reykjavík City Hall. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The District Commissioner of Reykjavík has rejected a claim by chair of the Dawn party, Björgvin E. Vídalín, that the election results were invalid because Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir of the Progressive Party was registered as living in the neighboring town of Kópavogur. Björgvin also claimed that the election was invalid because voting on the head of the election supervision committee was delayed by three years, visir.is reports. 

The new Reykjavík City Council’s Social Democrat, Bright Future, Left Green and Pirate Party majority came to power after the May 31 election. They have said that they will emphasize democratic transparency, more rental properties, cheaper pre-school places, and more credit on young people’s recreational activity cards over the next four years.

Dagur B. Eggertsson is mayor and S. Björn Blöndal will be chairman of the council. Sóley Tómasdóttir will be president of the city council, and Halldór Auðar Svansson will be chairman of the new political system and democracy committee.

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