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The opening sitting of the Riigikogu took place on 30 March 2015.

13th Riigikogu

On 1 March 2015, the citizens of Estonia elected the 13th Riigikogu. 577 910 citizens voted, which makes up 64.2% of the citizens with the right to vote (899 793 in total).

13th Riigikogu, March 30, 2015

861 candidates stood on the lists of 10 parties and 11 candidates stood as independent candidates. 13 candidates received a personal mandate.

Infographic, Ways of acqiuring the 101 mandates of the 13´th Riigikogu

Estonian Reform Party with its 158 971 votes (27.7%) and Estonian Centre Party with its 142 460 votes (24.8%) were the most successful at the elections. Six political parties exceeded the 5% election threshold stipulated by the Riigikogu Election Act:


  • Gavel of the chair of the sitting

    Board of the Riigikogu

    The Board of the Riigikogu consists of the President and two Vice-Presidents. The Board coordinates…
  • View of the Session Hall of the Riigikogu

    Members of the Riigikogu

    The 101 are elected at general elections for a term of four years.
  • Clock on the wall of Riigikogu Plenary Hall

    Working schedule

    The Riigikogu holds two regular sessions every year: from January until June and from September…
  • Session Hall of the Riigikogu

    Seating plan

    The seating arrangement of each MP is decided by their faction.
  • The ceiling of the Session Hall of the Riigikogu

    Salaries of MPs

    The salaries of the MPs are regulated by the Salaries of Higher State Servants Act.
  • Rust brown sides of the window and door openings decorated with the zigzag motif

    Numbers talk

    Everyone knows the age-old saying: one image says more than a thousand words. The Riigikogu…


Last updated: 20.04.2016