Iceland’s President Gudni Johannesson was sworn in for a new four-year term on Saturday after winning an overwhelming victory in the June elections.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony took place in the Reykjavik Parliament with limited capacity and only 30 guests, including former heads of state, the close family of the president and the country’s prime ministers. Katrin Jakobsdottir.
Traditional handshakes and the usual mass in the cathedral of the Icelandic capital were prohibited. The authorities also asked citizens not to gather in front of the parliament building.
The president managed to extend a second term after receiving 92 percent of the vote against his rival conservative businessman Gudmundur Franklin Jonsson, who barely reached 8 percent.