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Today the extraordinary session of the Riigikogu was resumed for the election of the President of the Republic.
The National Electoral Committee registered Toomas Hendrik Ilves as a presidential candidate in the second round of voting.
 
65 members of the Riigikogu took part in the voting. 64 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Toomas Hendrik Ilves. One ballot paper was not marked. As the candidate for the President of the Republic did not receive the two-third majority of the Riigikogu (68 votes), the National Electoral Committee did not declare the candidate elected.
 
The extraordinary session of the Riigikogu will be continued on Tuesday, 29 August, at 4 p.m., when the third round of voting for the President of the Republic will be held. Toomas Hendrik Ilves is a candidate for the President of the Republic in the third round of voting.
 
 
The Riigikogu Press Service
 
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