Director of the National Museum Alar Karis has been Elected President of Estonia
During the first round of voting, which took place the day before, 63 deputies voted for Karis, despite the fact that at least 68 votes were required to be elected president. For the first time in 30 years, the President of Estonia was elected on an uncontested basis - Karis was the only candidate nominated by secret ballot.
Molecular geneticist Alar Karis will replace Kersti Kaljulaid, who has been the President of the Republic of Estonia for one term, since 2016. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled for October 11.