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Halla Tómasdóttir elected new President of Iceland

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun3,2024

Halla Tómasdóttir was elected as the new president of Iceland

Photo: Halla Tómasdóttir/

On Sunday, June 2, 55-year-old businesswoman Halla Tomasdottir won the presidential election.

The candidate received 33.9% of the votes, beating her rival, former head of government Katrin Jakobsdottir, who received 25 %, report

According to the National Election Commission, these elections featured the highest turnout in Iceland since 1996 — 80.8% of citizens took part in them.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has already congratulated his Icelandic counterpart.

At home, the politician thanked Thomasdottir for her strong position in support Ukraine.

— I look forward to working together to strengthen the Ukrainian-Icelandic partnership, as well as to ensure a just and lasting peace in Europe and beyond— indicated by the head of state.

Zelensky wished Halla Tomasdottir successful and fruitful work in her new post.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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