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Political novice elected Iceland president amid football fever

Presidential candidate Gudni Johannesson casts his ballot at a polling station in Reykjavik, on June 25, 2016Political newcomer Gudni Johannesson claimed victory in Iceland’s presidential election after riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, though the vote was eclipsed by the country’s eagerly-anticipated and historic Euro football match. “All the votes have not been counted, but I think we have won,” Johannesson told supporters. The victory was especially sweet for Johannesson — a history professor and political commentator who has never held public office and has no party affiliation — as he celebrated his 48th birthday Sunday.

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