Paper: Ruutel likely to take e-voting to Supreme Court

  • 2005-07-11
TALLINN 's President Arnold Ruutel will probably take the e-voting bill to the Supreme Court after Parliament overrode his veto and passed the bill a second time.

Still, the president has has not made up his mind, his adviser, Eero Raun, told the paper. "There is no decision yet. What the president's decision will be is not known and it wouldn't be appropriate to conjecture before the decision is made," he said.

At an extra session last week Parliament passed the e-voting bill, which allows for electronic voting during elections via the Internet, with 52 votes from Reform Party, Pro Patria Union, Social Democratic and Res Publica deputies.

The president considers the bill to be inconsistent with the constitution.