President of Estonia

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President of the Republic of Estonia
Eesti Vabariigi President
Flag of the President of Estonia.svg
The Flag of the President
Ināra Mūrniece tiekas ar Igaunijas prezidenti (29833775594).jpg
Incumbent
Kersti Kaljulaid

since 10 October 2016
ResidencePresidential Palace (et)
Kadriorg
AppointerRiigikogu
Rounds I-III
Electoral body
Round IV-V
Riigikogu
Round VI
Term lengthFive years
renewable once, consecutively
Inaugural holderKonstantin Päts
24 April 1938
FormationConstitution of Estonia
Salary€5,288 monthly[1]
Websitepresident.ee

The President of the Republic of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi President) is the head of state of the Republic of Estonia. The current President is Kersti Kaljulaid, elected by Parliament on 3 October 2016.[2]

List of presidents[change | change source]

# Portrait Name Took office Left office Party Birth and death
1 Konstantin Päts by Valter Lemberg.jpg Konstantin Päts 24 April 1938 23 July 1940 Patriotic League b. 23 February 1874, Tahkuranna
d. 18 January 1956, Burashevo, Kalinin Oblast, USSR
1938 – I round – elected by the parliament and municipal appointees as the only candidate with 219 of 238 votes (92.0%).
2 Lennart Meri 1998.jpg Lennart Meri 6 October 1992 8 October 2001 Pro Patria National Coalition b. 29 March 1929, Tallinn
d. 14 March 2006, Tallinn
1992 – II round – elected by the parliament with 59 of 101 votes (58.4%).
1996 – V round – elected by the parliament and municipal appointees with 196 of 372 votes (52.7%).
3 Arnold Rüütel 2006.jpg Arnold Rüütel 8 October 2001 9 October 2006 People's Union of Estonia b. 10 May 1928, Laimjala Parish, Saare County
2001 – V round – elected by the parliament and municipal appointees with 186 of 366 votes (50.8%).
4 Toomas Hendrik Ilves 2011-12-19.jpg Toomas Hendrik Ilves 9 October 2006 10 October 2016 Social Democratic Party b. 26 December 1953, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 – IV round – elected by the parliament and municipal appointees with 174 of 345 votes (50.4%).
2011 – I round – elected by the parliament with 73 of 101 votes (72.3%).
5 Kersti Kaljulaid ja Toomas Hendrik Ilves abikaasadega (crop).jpg Kersti Kaljulaid 10 October 2016 Incumbent Independent b. 30 December 1969, Tartu
2016 – VI round – elected by the parliament with 81 of 98 votes (80%).

Living former presidents[change | change source]

There are two living former Estonian presidents:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Riigikogu liikmete ja teiste kõrgemate riigiteenijate palk ei muutu". Postimees. 15 March 2017.
  2. "Estonia parliament votes for first female president", The Guardian, 3 October 2016, retrieved 6 October 2016

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