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Iceland's election candidates: Poets, opera singers and a footballer

Europe
18.10.2017
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Reykjavik (dpa) - In addition to seasoned politicians, Icelanders will be able to choose between farmers, poets, opera singers and a footballer in upcoming parliamentary elections.

Altogether 682 men and 562 women will be fighting for the 63 seats of Iceland‘s parliament, according to broadcaster RUV on Wednesday.

Icelanders are set to go to the polls on October 28, after the government of conservatives and liberals fell apart in September due to a sex-crime scandal.

Surveys show the Left-Green movement clearly ahead of Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson‘s conservatives, while the Pirates and the Social Democrats are fighting for third place.

 

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