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At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu elected its Vice-Presidents.

Hanno Pevkur was elected the First Vice-President of the Riigikogu and Helir-Valdor Seeder was elected the Second Vice-President.

Chairman of the Estonian Reform Party Faction Mart Võrklaev nominated Hanno Pevkur as a candidate for a Vice-President, and Chairman of the Faction Isamaa Priit Sibul nominated Helir-Valdor Seeder.

100 members of the Riigikogu took part in the secret ballot. 60 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Hanno Pevkur, and 40 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Helir-Valdor Seeder. There were no invalid ballot papers. Thus, Hanno Pevkur was elected the First Vice-President of the Riigikogu and Helir-Valdor Seeder was elected the Second Vice-President.

The extraordinary election of the Vice-Presidents of the Riigikogu was held in connection with Siim Kallas’s resignation from the position of Vice-President of the Riigikogu.

Henn Põlluaas remains the President of the Riigikogu. The regular election of the Board of the Riigikogu will be held on 18 March.

Unscheduled statements followed the election.

Kalle Grünthal took the floor.

Verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian):

Photos: (Author: Erik Peinar)

Video recordings of the sittings of the Riigikogu can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/riigikogu.

(Please note that the recording will be uploaded with a delay.)

Riigikogu Press Service

Gunnar Paal, +372 631 6351, +372 5190 2837

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