On Monday, Kersti Kaljulaid, a European Union accountant was elected as the President by the parliament of Estonia. She is the country’s first female leader. She won Monday’s vote 81-0, with 20 members abstaining. Her selection follows weeks of heated debate and two failed votes.
A minimum of two-third of the parliamentary seats or 68 seats was required. She was found hopeful after arguments and when things were getting complicated. After rounds of voting failed to produce a winner, Kaljulaid won this opportunity.
Kersti Kaljulaid, 46, is the Estonian representative to the European Court of Auditors.