She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland

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She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland

The frontrunner for head of state believes she can move the new generation on, so why are young men and women her biggest critics?

The workers at the Marel factory are filling up their lunch trays with salads, sausages and pickled fish when the presidential candidate arrives, spouse and new baby in tow. The canteen has seen several such visits from some of the six hopefuls in the running for Iceland's election on Saturday. Today's guest is frontrunner to unseat President Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, 69, who has been in office for a record 16 years.

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