Monday, June 27, 2016

Bad for Crooked Hillary Good for Trump: Political novice wins Iceland presidency in anti-establishment wave

The corrupt media machine in the United States has gone into overdrive to convince the American public that the race for the presidency between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is over in June. 
Don’t believe the hype!    

Yahoo News reports history professor Gudni Johannesson won Iceland's presidential election after riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, final results showed Sunday, although the vote was eclipsed by the country's eagerly-anticipated Euro football match.

The political newcomer, who won with 39.1 percent of votes, was trailed by businesswoman Halla Tomasdottir, also without party affiliation, who took 29.4 percent, according to results announced on public television channel RUV.

Johannesson only decided to run for the presidency after the so-called Panama Papers leak in April which detailed offshore accounts and implicated several senior Icelandic politicians, including the prime minister who was forced to resign.

Throughout the campaign, Johannesson emphasised his non-partisan vision of the presidency, and vowed to restore faith in the political system after years of public anger toward politicians over scandals and financial woes.

The victory was especially sweet for the history professor and political commentator, who has never held public office and has no party affiliation, as he celebrated his 48th birthday Sunday.

David Oddsson, a former conservative prime minister who had been Johannesson's closest rival throughout most of the campaign, garnered just 13 percent of votes.

"The representative of the old era... has been rejected, people are looking to the future," University of Akureyri political science professor Gretar Eythorsson told AFP

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Anti-establishment sentiment is extremely strong in the U.S.