Estonian President Proposes Changing the System for Electing the Head of State

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid called to change the system of presidential elections

President of  Kersti Kaljulaid called to change the system of presidential elections.

This is reported by ERR.

According to Kaljulaid, the registration date for presidential candidates could be moved a month or two earlier, and voting in the electoral college should be won by the candidate with the most votes.

“By that time, the list of candidates should be final. The electoral college vote should be won by whoever gets the most votes from those who wanted to vote. Those who did not want to voluntarily recuse themselves, even though they came to the room. That’s the decision and the right of the people themselves, but it can’t reflect on the outcome of the vote any more than those who weighed the candidates and made the decision,” she said.

She added that local governments deserve to be more represented in the electoral college.

“In this way, the people’s confidence in the presidential election process can easily be restored,” Kaljulaid said.

As a reminder, Kaljulaid will step down as president in early October, with Alar Karis elected by parliament as the new head of state.

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