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View Diary: KOSningar: The presidential election heats up... in Iceland. (22 comments)

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  •  There's no question that the prime minister (4+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO, sfbob, Bisbonian, ms badger

    (forsætisráðherra) is a more powerful position.  But the president is not just a ceremonial figurehead, as Ólafur demonstrated back with the Icesave referendums, effectively derailing a primary policy goal of the governing coalition.  Also, it can be more personal, as it's the only election where you vote for the individual.

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