Kersti Kaljulaid was elected the President of the Republic of Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid received 81 votes in the first round of the elections of President of the Republic of Estonia, which was held in the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) today.

98 members of the Riigikogu took part in the voting, 17 ballot papers were unmarked.

As the candidate who is supported by a two-thirds majority of the membership of the Riigikogu, or who gets not less than 68 votes, is considered elected, the National Electoral Committee declared Kersti Kaljulaid elected the President of the Republic.

Statistics of the earlier presidential elections (pp. 81–86):  http://www.vvk.ee/public/documents/Valimised_Eestis_1992-2015.pdf 

 

For further information please contact:

Kristi Kirsberg

Media Adviser to the National Electoral Committee

+372 528 6684

 

30.09.2016

Kersti Kaljulaid was nominated as a candidate for President of the Republic

Today, 90 members of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) presented Kersti Kaljulaid for registration as a candidate for the President of the Republic of Estonia in the first round of voting at the supplementary sitting which will be held on Monday, 3 October at 1 p.m.

Kersti Kaljulaid was born on 30 December 1969. She is an Estonian citizen by birth, and she has confirmed her consent to run as a candidate for President of the Republic. Kersti Kaljulaid was nominated by all 14 members of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union Faction (Raivo Aeg, Maire Aunaste, Siim Kiisler, Aivar Kokk, Viktoria Ladõnskaja, Andres Metsoja, Marko Mihkelson, Kalle Muuli, Mart Nutt, Juhan Parts, Helir-Valdor Seeder, Priit Sibul, Ken-Marti Vaher and Einar Vallbaum), by all 15 members of the Social Democratic Party Faction (Andres Anvelt, Toomas Jürgenstein, Kalev Kotkas, Helmen Kütt, Kalvi Kõva, Jaanus Marrandi, Marianne Mikko, Sven Mikser, Eiki Nestor, Ivari Padar, Urve Palo, Heljo Pikhof, Mark Soosaar, Tanel Talve, Rainer Vakra), by all 30 members of the Estonian Reform Party Faction (Yoko Alender, Peep Aru, Deniss Boroditš, Remo Holsmer, Igor Gräzin, Jüri Jaanson, Liina Kersna, Johannes Kert, Toomas Kivimägi, Eerik-Niiles Kross, Kristjan Kõljalg, Ants Laaneots, Kalle Laanet, Lauri Luik, Rait Maruste, Madis Milling, Meelis Mälberg, Kalle Palling, Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Heidy Purga, Mati Raidma, Laine Randjärv, Valdo Randpere, Andre Sepp, Imre Sooäär, Anne Sulling, Aivar Sõerd, Urve Tiidus, Vilja Toomast and Terje Trei), by all 8 members of the Estonian Free Party Faction (Jüri Adams, Andres Ammas, Krista Aru, Monika Haukanõmm, Andres Herkel, Külliki Kübarsepp, Ain Lutsepp and Artur Talvik), and by 23 members of the Estonian Centre Party Faction (Dmitri Dmitrijev, Enn Eesmaa, Peeter Ernits, Olga Ivanova, Jaanus Karilaid, Valeri Korb, Siret Kotka, Aadu Must, Andrei Novikov, Anneli Ott, Jüri Ratas, Martin Repinski, Mailis Reps, Kersti Sarapuu, Erki Savisaar, Kadri Simson, Mihhail Stalnuhhin, Märt Sults, Tarmo Tamm, Marika Tuus-Laul, Viktor Vassiljev, Vladimir Velman and Toomas Vitsut).

The National Electoral Committee will meet on Sunday, 2 October at 3 p.m. to register the candidates.

For further information please contact:

Kristi Kirsberg

Media Adviser to the National Electoral Committee

+372 528 6684 

25.09.2016

Riigikogu to convene to elect president on 3 October

In accordance with the Riigikogu Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act and the President of the Republic Election Act and on the proposal of the President of the Republic, Chairman of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor has called on the members of the Riigikogu to attend an extraordinary session at Toompea Castle at 13:00 on Monday 3 October. The agenda for the session is the election of the President of the Republic.

Electoral proceedings will again commence with a first round of voting in the parliament and the nomination of candidates preceding it.

24.09.2016

Electoral body fails to elect president

In the second round of voting among the electoral body in today’s presidential elections neither candidate gained the majority of votes required in order to be elected.

332 members of the electoral body took part in the second round. Siim Kallas received 138 votes and Allar Jõks 134 votes. An X was not placed in the box beside either candidate’s name on 57 ballot papers, and there were three spoilt ballot papers.

In order to be elected, one of the candidates would need to have received the majority of the votes of the total number of members of the electoral body taking part in the vote.

Since neither candidate secured the required majority in the second round, the extraordinary election of the President of the Republic will now take place in the Riigikogu within 14 days. Electoral proceedings will once again commence with a first round of voting in the parliament and the nomination of candidates preceding it.

24.09.2016

President not elected in first round of voting

In the first round of voting among the electoral body in today’s presidential elections none of the candidates gained a majority of votes.

334 members of the electoral body took part in the vote. Allar Jõks received 83 votes, Siim Kallas 81 votes, Mailis Reps 79 votes, Marina Kaljurand 75 votes and Mart Helme 16 votes.
In order to be elected, one of the candidates would need to have received the majority of the votes of the total number of members of the electoral body taking part in the vote.

The second round of voting will take place at 16:00 today between the two candidates who secured the most votes in the first round of voting: Allar Jõks and Siim Kallas.

If neither candidate gains the required majority of votes in the second round, the extraordinary election of the President of the Republic will take place in the Riigikogu within 14 days. Electoral proceedings will again commence with a first round of voting in the parliament and the nomination of candidates preceding it.

23.09.2016

The National Electoral Committee registered the presidential candidates

At its meeting today, the National Electoral Committee registered Marina Kaljurand, Mart Helme and Allar Jõks as the candidates for the President of the Republic in the first round of the election in the electoral body. In addition, the names of Siim Kallas and Mailis Reps will also be entered on the ballot paper.

Kallas and Reps were carried over from the third round in the Riigikogu. For the election in the electoral body, 26 members of the electoral body nominated Marina Kaljurand, 21 members nominated Mart Helme, and 50 members nominated Allar Jõks.

The first round of the election of the President of the Republic in the electoral body will be held in the Estonia Concert Hall tomorrow, 24 September at 12 noon. The candidate who receives the votes of the majority of the members of the electoral body participating in the voting will be elected.

If no candidate receives the required majority in the first round, a second round of voting will be held at 4 p.m. The names of the two candidates who received the greatest number of votes in the first round are then entered on the ballot paper. The candidate who receives the votes of the majority of the members of the electoral body participating in the voting will be elected.

The electoral body is comprised of 101 members of the Riigikogu and 234 representatives of the local government councils. 

If no candidate receives the required majority, an extraordinary election of the President of the Republic by the Riigikogu will be held within fourteen days. The electoral procedure will start again with the first round of voting in the Riigikogu, preceded by the nomination of candidates.

For further information please contact:
Kristi Kirsberg
Media Adviser to the National Electoral Committee
+372 528 6684 


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