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The Force is With Reykjavik's Quirky Mayor

Posted: May. 29th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Reykjavik is a beautiful, deliciously quirky city near the top of the world, and with its mayor Jon Gnarr dressing in standard Jedi garb to cast his vote, it's hard to imagine a quirkier place this side of the Atlantic. Already dubbed the “most interesting mayor in the world,” at least this move can be explained: Reykjavik's voters elected a mayor who parodied politics in just one of their many interesting choices.

The mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city, showed off his funny side recently when he dressed as a Jedi to vote in the country's parliamentary election.

According to a post by Reddit user Shawtay, Reykjavik Mayor Jon Gnarr flaunted his "Star Wars" style on Saturday as he cast his vote:

Gnarr, who has been the city's mayor since 2010, has previously been dubbed the "most interesting mayor in the world." According to a November 2012 post on the website Twisted Sifter, Gnarr, a former punk rocker and comedian, did not have any experience in politics when he formed the Best Party in 2009 as a joke.


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