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Iceland’s Grimsson Sees Conflict as Record Re-Election Nears

Iceland President Olafur R. Grimsson predicted he’s the best person to steer the island nation through more turmoil and controversy as he closes in on being re-elected for a record fifth four-year term.

The 69-year-old, first elected in 1996, leads in the opinion polls with 45 percent backing ahead of the June 30 election, according to the average of three surveys released this month. Thora Arnorsdottir, a 37-year-old journalist and television presenter, polls second of a total of six candidates, garnering support of 37.7 percent, on average.