President of the Republic of Estonia was not elected in the third 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.
For the third round of voting, the names of Siim Kallas and Mailis Reps were entered on the ballot paper, because they had received the greatest number of votes in the second round.
In the third round of voting, Siim Kallas received 42 votes. 26 members of the Riigikogu supported Mailis Reps. 30 ballot papers were unmarked. 99 members of the Riigikogu received ballot papers in the third round of voting, and 98 members of the Riigikogu participated in the voting.
As none of the candidates got the required two-thirds majority (68 votes), the President of the Riigikogu will convene an electoral body for the election of the President of the Republic. By the resolution of the National Electoral Committee, Siim Kallas and Mailis Reps will be the candidates in the first round of voting in the electoral body.
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