As a result of the elections in Estonia, the director of the National Museum Alar Karis became president. He was elected by the members of the Riigikogu (Estonian parliament).
This was reported by the press service of the legislative body..
Karis became the only candidate. He went to the second round (features of the Estonian constitution). Of 80 parliamentarians, those who voted, they voted for him 72 the deputy. It was enough for him to win 68 deputies who voted for him. He could have won in the first round, but he only lacked five votes for her.
When it came to the second round, many in Estonia have decided, that the elections in Estonia will drag on for a long time, because it happened the last time, at 2016 year, when Kersti Kaljulaid won. But this time, the ruling coalition managed to come to an agreement with the opposition Social Democratic Party..
We are waiting, that Alar Karis will defend democracy from radicalism and will not allow conspiracy theories to prevail over politics, based on scientific knowledge
– said the head of the Social Democrats of Estonia Indrek Saar.
They are Caris – estonian scientist, former rector of the University of Tartu. The Estonian National Museum led the last 4 of the year. Notably, that Karis was offered to run for the presidency (to run) only two weeks ago. Karis accepted the offer, and, becoming the only candidate in the elections (Estonian version of democracy), became President of Estonia.