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Estonia: Põlluaas, Seeder and Kallas continue as members of the Board of the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — Henn Põlluaas was elected as the President of the Riigikogu, and Helir-Valdor Seeder and Siim Kallas were elected as Vice-Presidents.

Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Faction Indrek Saar nominated Ivari Padar as a candidate for the President of the Riigikogu, and Deputy Chairman of the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Faction Alar Laneman nominated Henn Põlluaas.

93 members of the Riigikogu took part in the secret ballot. 50 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Henn Põlluaas, who was elected the President of the Riigikogu, and 41 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Ivari Padar. Two ballot papers were invalid.

Chairman of the Faction Isamaa Priit Sibul nominated Helir-Valdor Seeder as a candidate for a Vice-President, and Deputy Chairman of the Estonian Reform Party Faction Taavi Rõivas nominated Siim Kallas.

93 members of the Riigikogu took part in the secret ballot. 51 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Helir-Valdor Seeder, and 40 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of Siim Kallas. Two ballot papers were invalid. Thus, Helir-Valdor Seeder was elected the First Vice-President of the Riigikogu and Siim Kallas was elected the Second Vice-President.

 

Source: Parliament of Estonia

 


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