Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson

Iceland president asks Pirate Party to attempt to form government

Iceland's president on Friday gave the leader of the anti-establishment Pirate Party the task of forming the next government, a month after the elections.

Historian Johannesson takes office as Iceland's president

Newly elected Icelandic President Gudni Th Johannesson said he was committed to be a unifying force, but vowed "to point out both things that are well done and others that could be done better"...

Iceland's new president shuns VIP box to watch game with fans

Iceland's newly elected president Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson prefers to watch his country's national team with the fans rather than from the rarefied confines of the VIP area.

Iceland's new president heads to European Championship after election

Historian and football fan Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson said Sunday he was heading to France to watch "our football boys" play England in the round of sixteen in Nice shortly after declaring...

Iceland's presidential vote draws low turnout amid Euro 2016 success

Voting was underway in Iceland's presidential poll on Saturday, as experts predicted a historically low turnout amid a national fervour surrounding the Icelandic football team's success in the...

Voting underway in Iceland for new president

Voting began Saturday for a new president in Iceland, with a record nine candidates in the running.