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The 10th Riigikogu held the opening sitting. Ene Ergma was elected the President of the Riigikogu, Toomas Savi and Peeter Kreitzberg were elected Vice-Presidents of the Riigikogu.

The first sitting was opened by the President of the Republic Arnold Rüütel.Then the members of the Riigikogu took the oath of office.The text of the oath of office was read by the eldest member of the Riigikogu Ülo Vooglaid.
After beginning to perform the duties of the members of the Riigikogu, the elections of the President of the Riigikogu were held, which were organised by the National Electoral Committee.Until the election for the President of the Riigikogu the sitting was chaired by Deputy Chairman of the National Electoral Committee Meelika Aava.
On behalf of the members of the Riigikogu who had stood as candidates on the list of Res Publica Member of the Riigikogu Ülo Vooglaid nominated Ene Ergma as a candidate for President of the Riigikogu.
99 members of the Riigikogu took part in secret ballot.66 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Ene Ergma, 3 members of the Riigikogu voted against her and 30 ballots were invalid.Thus Ene Ergma was elected the President of the Riigikogu.
On behalf of the members of the Riigikogu, standing as candidates on the list of the Reform Party, Toomas Savi was nominated as one of the candidates for Vice-Presidents of the Riigikogu, on behalf of the members of the Riigikogu, standing as candidates on the list of the Centre Party – Peeter Kreitzberg and on behalf of the members of the Riigikogu, standing as candidates on the list of the Isamaaliit – Peeter Tulviste.
99 members of the Riigikogu took part in secret ballot.57 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Toomas Savi, 27 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Peeter Kreitzberg and 11 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Peeter Tulviste.There were 4 invalid ballots.Thus Toomas Savi was elected the First Vice-President of the Riigikogu and Peeter Kreitzberg the Second Vice-President of the Riigikogu.
After the election of the Board of the Riigikogu, Prime Minister Siim Kallas notified of the resignation of the Government in accordance with the Constitution.
The sitting ended at 18.33.

The Riigikogu Press Service

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