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1996 Icelandic presidential election

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Presidential elections were held in Iceland on 29 June 1996.[1] The result was a victory for Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who received 41.4% of the vote.[2]

Icelandic presidential election, 1996

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  Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, September 2011 (cropped).jpeg
Nominee Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Pétur Hafstein Guðrún Agnarsdóttir
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 68,370 48,863 43,578
Percentage 41.38% 29.57% 26.37%

President before election

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
Independent

Elected President

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Independent

ResultsEdit

V • T • E Summary of the 29 June 1996 Icelandic presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson independent 68,370 41.38
Pétur Hafstein independent 48,863 29.57
Guðrún Agnarsdóttir independent 43,578 26.37
Ástþór Magnússon independent 4,422 2.68
Valid votes 165,233 98.74
Invalid/Blank votes 2,101 1.26
Total 167,334 100.00
Electorate/Turnout 194,705 85.94
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Last election (1992) — Next election (2000)


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p980