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Election of the President of the Republic in 2006

Election in the Riigikogu

The first round of voting took place on 28 August 2006.

After counting the votes of the first round, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the Riigikogu entered in the list of electors 101
2. Members of the Riigikogu who received a ballot paper 65
3. Members of the Riigikogu who participated in the voting 65
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no box marked with a cross) 0
Candidate Votes
Ene Ergma 65

As none of the candidates received the support of two thirds of the members of the Riigikogu, the second round of voting was held on 29 August.

 

The second round of voting was held on 29 August 2006.

After counting the votes of the second round, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the Riigikogu entered in the list of electors 101
2. Members of the Riigikogu who received a ballot paper 65
3. Members of the Riigikogu who participated in the voting 65
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no box marked with a cross) 1
Candidate Votes
Toomas Hendrik Ilves 64

 

The third round of voting was held on 29 August 2006.

After counting the votes of the third round, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Members of the Riigikogu entered in the list of electors 101
2. Members of the Riigikogu who received a ballot paper 65
3. Members of the Riigikogu who participated in the voting 65
4. Invalid ballot papers 0
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no box marked with a cross) 1
Candidate Votes
Toomas Hendrik Ilves 64

 

Voting in the electoral body 

The election of the President of the Republic in the electoral body took place on 23 September 2006.

The name of the presidential candidate Toomas Hendrik Ilves was entered on the electoral body ballot paper based on the results of the third round of voting in the Riigikogu.

Arnold Rüütel was presented as a candidate for the President of the Republic on 21 September.

After counting the votes of the first round, the National Electoral Committee ascertained the following numbers:

1. Number of members of the electoral body entered in the list of electors 345
2. Number of members of the electoral body who received a ballot paper 345
3. Number of members of the electoral body who participated in the voting 345
4. Invalid ballot papers 1
5. Unmarked ballot papers (no box marked with a cross) 8
6. Number of votes cast for candidates for the President of the Republic 336
Candidate Votes
Toomas Hendrik Ilves 174
Arnold Rüütel 162

Under subsection 13(2) and proceeding from subsection 25(2) of the President of the Republic Election Act, the National Electoral Committee decided to declare Toomas Hendrik Ilves the President-elect of the Republic.