Alar Karis: Tomorrow is another day

  • 2021-08-30
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - "Tomorrow is another day," said presidential candidate Alar Karis following the first round of elections on Monday and expressed hope that a different result can be expected in the second round.

"Tomorrow is another day," Karis told reporters. "Let us hope that tomorrow will bring a different result."

Karis said he does not know who voted for him. According to him, the calculations showed that the coalition's votes held.

Karis added that he does not believe that opposition MPs should be "persuaded more". "If anyone has any additional questions, I am prepared to answer them," he said.

The 101-seat parliament was unable to elect the new president of Estonia on Monday as the sole candidate in the ballot, 63-year-old Alar Karis, failed to secure the necessary majority of votes. 

Karis, director of the Estonian National Museum, received 63 votes in the secret ballot. 

There were 16 empty ballots and no invalid ballots.