ElectionGudie

June 27, 2020 Held

168,821
Voted
Iceland

Republic of Iceland

Election for President

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:168,821
Valid Votes:167,809
Invalid Votes:1,012

Candidates:

Guðni Th. JÓHANNESSON150,913

92.20

Sturla JÓNSSON12,797

7.80

More Info:

Republic of Iceland: President, 27 June 2020

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Iceland

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Guðni Th. JÓHANNSSON (since 1 August 2016)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Katrín JAKOBSDÓTTIR (since 30 November 2017)
  • Assembly: Iceland has a unicameral Alþingi (parliament) composed of 63 seats, with members serving 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • The president is directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 4-year term. There are no term limits for the president of Iceland.

Note: The office of the president of Iceland is open to all legal residents of Iceland who are eligible to vote in general elections and are at least 35 years of age. Prospective candidates must also secure a list of at least 1,500 referees for their candidacy.

Last Election:

  • The last presidential election in Iceland was held on 25 June 2016. Guðni Thorlacius JÓHANNSSON won his first presidential term, taking 39.1% of the vote. Halla TÓMASDÓTTIR won 27.9%, Andri Snær MAGNASON took 14.3%, Davíð ODDSON took 13.7%, and Sturla JÓNSSON won 3.5%. [1]

Main candidates in this election:

  • Guðni Th. JÓHANNESSON (Incumbent)
    • Party: Independent
  • Guðmundur Franklin JÓNSSON
    • Party: Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 364,143 (Jan 2020) [2]

·         Registered Voters: 252,217 (2020) [3]

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 175,057 (2020 est.) [4]

·         Is Iceland a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 July 1980) [5]

·         Has Iceland ratified CEDAW: Yes (18 June 1985) [6]

·         Gender Quota: No [7]

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24 (2017) [8]

·         Human Development Index Position: 6 (2018) [9]

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Iceland a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007) [10]

·         Has Iceland ratified CRPD: Yes (23 Sep 2016) [11]

·         Population with a disability: 49,788 [12]