From Iceland — Half Nation Would Vote Ólafur in 2012

Half Nation Would Vote Ólafur in 2012

Published November 24, 2011

Over half of the nation would consider voting for President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson if he runs in next year’s election, according to an MMR
poll conducted for Viðskiptablaðið. As it stands, nobody has announced formal plans to run in the presidential elections in 2012.
Demographic data shows that more men than women, and more people in the country than in the capital area would vote for President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was first elected in to office in 1996 and has won four elections in the last 15 years. Since his first campaign he has not had much competition, and nobody has run against him since 2004 when he won 85.6% of the votes defeating Baldur Ágústsson and Ástþór Magnússon.
If the President seeks re-election and wins he will be the first person to have served the presidency for 20 years.

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