1952 Icelandic presidential election

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Presidential elections were held for the first time in Iceland on 29 June 1952 following the death of incumbent President Sveinn Björnsson.[1] The result was a victory for Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, who received 48.3% of the vote,[2] resulting in the first contested election in the history of Iceland.


Candidate Votes %
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson 32,924 48.3
Bjarni Jónsson 31,045 45.5
Gísli Sveinsson 4,255 6.2
Invalid/blank votes 2,223
Total 70,447 100
Registered voters/turnout 85,877 82.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p979