Sixth vote finally yields Estonia’s new president, Kersti Kaljulaid

  • 2016-10-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff
The Riigikogu, Estonian parliament, on Monday, Oct. 3 elected Kersti Kaljulaid as the president of Estonia for the next five years with 81 votes and 17 abstentions. Kaljulaid was the sole candidate in the round of voting which saw the presidential election return to the Riigikogu after five votes — three in the Riigikogu and two in the electoral college — had failed to produce a result. In the 101-seat parliament a candidate needs the support of at least two-thirds of the lineup or 68 MPs to get elected. According to the Riigikogu website, the deputie...
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