ElectionGudie

June 26, 2004 Held

134,374
Voted
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Republic of Iceland

Election for President (President)

Results

50%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:134,374
Valid Votes:105,913
Invalid Votes:834

Candidates:

Olafur Ragnar GRIMSSON90,662

85.60

Baldur AGUSTSSON13,250

12.51

Astthor MAGNUSSON Wium2,001

1.89

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Iceland

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Olafur Ragnar GRIMSSON
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister David ODDSSON **
  • Assembly: Iceland has a unicameral Parliament (Althing) with 63 seats.

** Due to a coalition between the Independence Party (SSF) and the Progressive Party (FSF), Prime Minister David ODDSSON of the SSF is scheduled to step down from power on September 14, 2004. In his place Foreign Affairs Minister Halldór ASGRIMSSON will succeed ODDSSON.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Althing) 63 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Olafur Ragnar GRIMSSON
    Party: N/A
  • Baldur AGUSTSSON
    Party: N/A
  • Astthor MAGNUSSON Wium
    Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on June 29, 1996 in which Olafur Ragnar GRIMSSON won 40.9% of the votes. An election was slated for June 2000 but was not held because GRIMSSON ran unopposed for the position.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 290,570 (December 2003 )
  • Registered Voters: 213,553 (June 2004 )