First female president elected in Estonia

Kaljulaid received 81 votes

Baku. 3 October. REPORT.AZ/ Estonian parliament on Friday elected the country's first female head of state.

Report informs citing the RIA Novosti, Kersti Kaljulaid, 46, a former EU budget auditor, received 81 votes in the election for the five-year presidential term, well above the two-thirds majority of 68 required.

The office is largely symbolic in the Baltic country although it gained weight after outgoing President Toomas Hendrik Ilves carved a role as an outspoken critic of Russia and a campaigner for government digitalisation and cybersecurity. 

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