The guy on the right is Jón Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavík, leader of the Best Party and popular comedian. After several years of unpopular mayors in Reykjavík Jón Gnarr announced on his comedy radio show that he would run as mayor. His campaign promises included, granting easy and well paying jobs to his friends, getting a polar bear for the Reykjavík petting zoo, drug free parliament by 2020, tollbooths on the borders of neighboring Seltjarnarnarnes and several other rather crazy ideas.
He got lots of attention not long ago when he got a tattoo with the insignia of Reykjavík on his arm. About a week later he was hospitalized while travelling in Sweden because of infections in his arm.
During the Gay Pride festival in Reykjavík, Jón made the world news by appearing in full drag.
He is of course very controversial in Iceland but he was elected with more support than any of the established parties have managed to achieve in the past few years and now after several months in office he remains somewhat popular. What people like about him is that he never avoids questions or tries to talk around subjects. He simply states his view or frankly says that he doesn’t have a clue.