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President of the Republic of Estonia was not elected in the first round of voting at today’s extraordinary session of the Riigikogu, because none of the candidates received the required two-thirds majority of the membership of the Riigikogu, that is, the support of at least 68 members of the Riigikogu.

Of the three candidates for President, Eiki Nestor received the largest number of votes, 40 votes at the secret ballot. Mailis Reps received 26 and Allar Jõks 25 votes. Eight ballot papers were unmarked. 99 members of the Riigikogu took part in the voting.

The extraordinary session of the Riigikogu will be continued on Tuesday, 30 August, at 12 a.m., when the second round of voting of the elections of President of the Republic will be held.

In connection with resignation of member of the Riigikogu Martin Kukk, Peep Aru took the oath of office of a Member of the Riigikogu at the beginning of the sitting.

Photos (Photos will be uploaded with a delay.)

Verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian)

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

(NB! The recording will be uploaded with a delay.)

Riigikogu Press Service
Kati Varblane
Phone: +372 631 6353, +372 51 69 152
Questions: press@riigikogu.ee