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Gudni Johannesson wins Iceland’s presidential election

Gudni Johannesson wins Iceland’s presidential election


Gudni Johannesson has won the Iceland’s presidential election. He is a history professor who ran as an independent in the election and was able to secure 39.1% of the vote. He will succeed Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who served 20 years as head of state. The elections were held in the backdrop of the Panama Papers leak in April, which implicated several top officials of the country.

While Halla Tomasdottir, a businesswoman without party affiliation came second with 27.9% vote. Mr. David Oddsson, who is a former conservative prime minister and central bank governor won just 13% of the vote. Iceland is known as the Republic of Iceland (since 1944) which is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

Extra Info : Capital- Reykjavik
Prime minister: Sigurour Ingi Johannsson
President: Olafur Ragnar Grimsson
Currency: Icelandic krona

So let's discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the person who has won the Iceland’s presidential election?
2. What is the capital and currency of Iceland?

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