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Businesswoman Hala Tomasdottir has been elected president of Iceland

Businesswoman Hala Tomasdottir was elected president of Iceland today, beating former prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir with 34.3% of the vote to 25.5%. Founder of Audur Capital, an investment firm created in 2007 to promote women's values ​​in the financial sector, Hala Tomasdottir is the CEO of The B Team, a non-profit organization founded by British billionaire Richard Branson to promote practices that they respect humanitarian values ​​and the Business Climate. She will be Iceland's second female president and will take office on August 1. In 1980, Vigdis Finnbogadóttir became the world's first democratically elected female head of state. The president of Iceland is the guarantor of the observance of the Constitution and national unity. He has the right to veto bills, which he can put to a referendum.
Source: News Beast

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