Monday, 10 October 2016

President Kersti Kaljulaid takes oath of office

Kersti Kaljulaid took her oath of office in the Riigikogu on Monday. Kaljulaid and her husband, Georgi-Rene Maksimovski, were accompanied to Toompea Castle by outgoing President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and his spouse, Mrs. Ieva Ilves. The latter couple left the castle first, headed for Kadriorg, where the two presidents will host a reception at the Kadriorg Art Museum.

In his last speech as head of state, Ilves pointed to the balance between the state's institutions, and that this balance needed to be maintained and defended. He also thanked the Estonian people, saying that the president alone could achieve nothing. Serving as president had been his greatest joy and greatest honour, the outgoing president said.

To read the full ERR News article, please click here: President Kersti Kaljulaid takes oath of office