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President to Visit Denmark

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid have accepted the invitation of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark to an official visit to Denmark.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Left-Green Leader to Form Government

During their meeting at Bessastaðir, the Icelandic presidential residence, today, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson formally gave Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir the mandate to form a government.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Sells Emergency Worker

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid formally launched a fundraising effort of Icelandic rescue teams, ICE-SAR, yesterday.

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Unions Criticize MPs’ Pay Raise

The decision of the Icelandic Wage Council to increase the pay of elected officials by up to 44 percent this month has been harshly criticized by a number of people.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Moves to Bessastaðir

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid just moved into Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, with their four young children.

Reykjavík Pride Parade, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

President Turns Down PM’s Escort to Airport

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has announced that he would like to change the tradition that the official who becomes acting president while the president is abroad—most often the prime minister—escorts the president to Iceland’s boarders.

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First Lady Wears Historical Costume

First Lady Eliza Reid wore an impressive Icelandic national costume (skautbúningur) at the presidential inauguration in Alþingishús, the Icelandic parliamentary building, yesterday.

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