Thóra Arnórsdóttir

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Þóra Arnórsdóttir
Born (1975-02-18) 18 February 1975 (age 44)
Alma materUniversity of Iceland
Johns Hopkins University
Partner(s)Svavar Halldórsson

Þóra Arnórsdóttir (born 18 February 1975), is an Icelandic media personality and a candidate for the presidential election in June 2012.[1] She has worked as a journalist and news editor at the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. On 4 April 2012 she announced would stand against the incumbent, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, for the Presidency of Iceland.


She has a B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of Iceland, an MA degree in international and development economics from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy, and Washington, DC, USA.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She has three children with her partner Svavar Halldórsson, who is also a reporter with RUV.[citation needed]

Her father Arnór Hannibalsson was a philosopher, and professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland. Her grandfather Hannibal Valdimarsson, was a trade union leader, member of parliament and government minister. Her uncle is Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former Finance Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs. She has four older brothers.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Þóra staðfestir forsetaframboð – Svavar tekur sér leyfi frá störfum" (in Icelandic). 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  2. ^ Ásta Sigrún Magnúsdóttir (2012-04-04). "Flestir lesendur vilja Þóru sem forseta" (in Icelandic). DV. Archived from the original on 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-05-07.

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