From Iceland — Katrín Jakobsdóttir's Presidential Bid Off To Strong Start

Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s Presidential Bid Off To Strong Start

Published April 9, 2024

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Art Bicnick/The Reykjavík Grapevine

Former prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir appears to have made a smart move in jumping ship from Alþingi to run for the presidency. As reported April 5, Katrín stepped down as prime minister and chairperson of the Left-Green Movement to launch her presidential campaign.

Katrín entered a very crowded race, but has quickly become the front-runner.

According to new polling from Maskína, 32.9% of voters would cast a ballot for Katrín if the election were held tomorrow. Meanwhile, political science professor Baldur Þórhallsson is polling at 26.7% and former Reykjavík mayor and popular comedian Jón Gnarr rounds out the top three candidates with 19.6% support.

All other candidates are polling below 10%.

Maskí Photo

Candidates have until April 26 to collect 1,500 signatures of support from all quadrants of the country. Icelandic voters will choose their next president on June 1.

Keep up with the latest from the 2024 presidential elections right here.

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