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Extraordinary elections of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Select Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) were held at today’s sitting of the Committee. Andres Herkel was elected the Chairman of the Select Committee, and Anneli Ott was once again elected the Deputy Chairperson.

The Anti-Corruption Select Committee has six members: Andres Herkel, Anneli Ott, Mart Helme, Ants Laaneots, Jaanus Marrandi and Kalle Muuli.

The extraordinary elections took place as a result of the proposal submitted by the Estonian Free Party Faction to appoint Andres Herkel a member of the Anti-Corruption Select Committee in replacement of Artur Talvik.

Anti-Corruption Select Committee of the Riigikogu supervises over the implementation of anti-corruption measures provided in the law. The Select Committee discusses and assesses the potential incidents of corruption involving officials specified in the Acts, exercises supervision over compliance with the restrictions on activities of the members of the Riigikogu and verifies the declarations of interests. The Select Committee submits an overview of its activities to the Riigikogu once a year.

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