Icelandic presidential election, 1988

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Presidential elections were held in Iceland on 25 June 1988.[1] The result was a victory for the incumbent president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, who received 94.6% of the vote.[2] The election marked the first time a sitting president was challenged in an election.[3]


Candidate Votes %
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir 117,292 94.6
Sigrún Þorsteinsdóttir 6,712 5.4
Invalid/blank votes 2,531
Total 126,535 100
Registered voters/turnout 173,829 72.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p980
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p981