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Next Estonian President to be selected by election college

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Candidate Mailis Reps

The third and final round of the Estonian presidential election at the Riigikogu on August 30 did not produce a successor to Toomas Hendrik Ilves, so the election will continue at a special election college in September.

ERR reports that neither ex-PM Siim Kallas from Reform Party, nor former Education and Research Minister Mailis Reps got the 68 votes needed for election with Kallas securing 42 votes and Reps being supported by 26 MPs.

The next head of state will be selected by a 335-member electoral college, which is expected to convene in late September and would be made up by 101 MPs and 234 local government council representatives.

Interestingly, in addition to Mailis Reps and Siim Kallas other candidates are allowed to run for President in the college if they ensure 21 members of the electoral college to nominate them.

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