Historian and Associate Professor Guðni Th. Jóhannesson appeared on RÚV television shortly after midnight and celebrated what appears to be his victory in Iceland’s presidential election.
Sveinbjörg Birna Björnsdóttir, who represents the Progressive Party at the Reykjavík City Council, plans to ask for a temporary leave of absence at a city council meeting today.
Historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is supported by the overwhelming majority of respondents, 55.1 percent. His rate remains stable while support fluctuates for the other candidates. In another survey, Guðni loses 5 percent in one week.
The Icelandic Pirate Party is the largest political party in Iceland with 29.9 percent. Meanwhile, new party Viðreisn, continues to grow and now stands at 9.1 percent, up by 1.2 percent.
A new poll shows the Pirate Party enjoying more support than any other in Iceland, or 28 percent, while the new party Viðreisn, (which roughly translates into ‘Revival’), takes a leap and measures with 8 percent support.
A new MMR poll, conducted May 26-June 1, shows presidential candidate Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with 56.6 percent support among voters.
In last night’s closing speeches before summer recess in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, MPs discussed the main events of the parliamentary session and stressed their policies.
Today, Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, passed a bill presented by Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal, bringing major changes to the judicial system.
Today, the Telegraph published a story about presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his business dealings with the international real estate company Bayrock Group and the Icelandic investment company FL Group in 2007.
Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson wants an investigation of the role of the German bank Hauck & Aufhäuser in the purchase of the government’s stake in Búnaðarbanki bank in 2003.
A bill submitted before parliament Friday afternoon by Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson regarding so-called offshore króna accounts was passed late last night with 47 members of parliament voting for it.
The role of President of Iceland is poorly-defined in the constitution of the Republic, according to two prominent academics.
A poll conducted by Maskína May 10-13 reveals that two out of three voters in Iceland find the post of the president important in the Icelandic political system.
The Independence Party has come top in the latest opinion poll in Iceland, with roughly 31 percent support.
A poll conducted Monday night by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir shows that presidential candidate Guðni Th. Jóhannesson enjoys overwhelming support among voters.
This morning, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson posted information on Facebook regarding his and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir’s tax payments since 2007.
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has just announced his decision to withdraw his candidacy for the presidency this summer.
Davíð Oddsson, editor of Morgunblaðið newspaper and former prime minister of Iceland, has announced that he will run for president. Davíð made the announcement on Bylgjan radio a short time ago.
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson says he had interpreted CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour’s question, in an interview last month, about whether anything would be discovered about him and his family linking them to offshore companies, to be about himself, his wife Dorrit...
Árni Páll Árnason, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance, announced on Friday that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the upcoming leadership vote. The news came just a week after he announced that he intended to remain party leader, if members voted for him at the upcoming national party...
Associate Professor of History, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has formally announced he is standing in this June’s presidential election. He announced on Sunday that he would hold a press conference yesterday, which was a public holiday in Iceland.
Dorrit Moussaieff, wife of President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has released a statement about recent media reports that she has links to offshore accounts, revealed in the so-called Swiss Leaks and Panama Papers. She states, among other things, that she has never had an account with...