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President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson calls for a surprise Press conference

By Staff

  • Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Many believe the longest serving president in the history of Iceland will announce he intendes to seek a sixth term at the press conference later today. Photo/Birgir.

The President of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has called a surprise press conference at his official residence, Bessastaðir, according to the local news site

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The subject of the press conference has not been announced, but most political commentators in Iceland speculate Ólafur Ragnar will be announcing that he will stand for re-election in the summer’s presidential elections. Ólafur Ragnar, who is completing his fifth term in office, announced on new year’s eve that he was not seeking a sixth term.

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