For Euro 2016 in Iceland may not hold a presidential election

The sensational success of the national team of Iceland in the European championship on football in France may affect the results of the elections of the President of the country. This was stated by the Icelandic political scientist Baldur Thorhallsson broadcasting company RUV, reports «German wave».

The report notes that elections in Iceland, with a population of just over 330 thousand people, will be held on Saturday, June 25, and the match of the 1/8 finals, where the Icelandic national team will play against the English, will be held on Monday, June 27.

According to the analyst, now the Icelanders are more interested in football than the presidential campaign. Thousands of Welsh fans are already in France: according to various estimates, about 10 percent of the population. Now, after the success of the national team, many people in Iceland can hastily go to support the national team, conceding the election.

The statement recalled that the candidates for the presidency of Iceland are nine people. A favorite is a historian Gudny Johannesson. Who held the presidency for 20 years, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson will not be able to participate in the elections.

Recall that the Icelanders reached the 1/8 finals of Euro 2016, after he defeated Austria with the score 2:1 (1:0), scoring the decisive goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time (90+4).




For Euro 2016 in Iceland may not hold a presidential election 24.06.2016

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