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On Monday at 2 p.m., the new composition of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) will come together for its first sitting, where the members of the Riigikogu will take the oath of office and elect the Board of the Riigikogu.

The first sitting of the 15th Riigikogu will be opened by President Alar Karis. After the President’s speech, the members of the Riigikogu will take the oath of office. The oath of office will be read out by the oldest member of the Riigikogu, and after that all members of the Riigikogu will sign the text of the oath.

Elections of the President and the Vice-Presidents of the Riigikogu will also be held during the first sitting. First, the President of the Riigikogu will be elected by secret ballot, and after that, two Vice-Presidents. After the elections of the Board, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will present a statement on the resignation of the Government of the Republic.

The opening sitting of the new composition can be followed on the Riigikogu web page and YouTube channel. TV channel ETV2 will make a live broadcast of the sitting.

15 minutes after the end of the opening sitting (at around 5.15 p.m.), the President and Vice-Presidents of the Riigikogu will give a press conference. The press conference will be held in Otto Strandman Conference Room of Toompea Castle (next to the White Hall), and it will be live streamed online.

After the press conference, the new Board of the Riigikogu will meet for its first sitting, where it is planned to register the parliamentary groups and adopt the agenda for the first working week.

Riigikogu Press Service
Karin Kangro
+372 631 6356, +372 520 0323
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