2008 Icelandic presidential election

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Icelandic presidential election, 2008
June 2008
Not held
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson ran unopposed
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An election for the office of President of Iceland was planned to be held in Iceland on 28 June 2008.[1] The incumbent Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, first elected in 1996, stated in his New Year's speech that he would contest the election for a fourth term.[2] Ástþór Magnússon, who ran unsuccessfully in 1996 and 2004, ruled out a candidacy.[3] No challenger to the incumbent president filed by the deadline to declare a candidacy on 24 May 2008,[4] and so Ólafur Ragnar's fourth term was won uncontested.[5] He was sworn in on 1 August 2008.[6]