1980 Icelandic presidential election

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1980 Icelandic presidential election

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Nominee Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Guðlaugur Þorvaldsson
Popular vote 43,611 41,700
Percentage 33.8 32.3%
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Nominee Albert Guðmundsson Pétur J. Thorsteinsson
Popular vote 25,599 18,139
Percentage 19.8% 14.1%

President before election

Kristján Eldjárn

Elected President

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Presidential elections were held in Iceland on 29 June 1980.[1] The result was a victory for Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, who received 33.8% of the vote.[2] She became the world's first democratically elected female President.[3]

Results[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir 43,611 33.8
Guðlaugur Þorvaldsson 41,700 32.3
Albert Guðmundsson 25,599 19.8
Pétur J. Thorsteinsson 18,139 14.1
Invalid/blank votes 546
Total 129,595 100
Registered voters/turnout 143,196 90.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

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