Monthly Archives: April 2016

A short-lived “presidential run”

To my surprise, I was earlier in the year included in a poll where people were asked about their views on me serving as President of Iceland and my husband and I moving to Bessastaðir - the President's Residency. In … Continue reading

The sitting Icelandic President seeks re-election

Having announced earlier during his term that he would not seek re-election, the sitting Icelandic President, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, announced his intention to seek re-election. The President explained his decision by referring to the uncertainty in Icelandic politics and the need … Continue reading

The impact of the Panama Papers on Icelandic Politics

The last ten days have been tumultuous, as the release of the Panama Papers led to the resignation of the Icelandic Prime Minister, changes in the Icelandic government, calls for further changes, and protests and uncertainty. Discussion of the events during … Continue reading