Kersti Kaljulaid was elected the President of Estonia on the 3rd of October 2016 in the Riigikogu with 81 votes.

President Kaljulaid took the oath of office in the Riigikogu on the 10th of October 2016.


The President was elected for a term of five years.

For more on the presidential elections and the President's term, please visit this link.

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The Oath of the President of the Republic of Estonia

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In assuming the office of President of the Republic, I (given name and surname), solemnly swear to steadfastly defend the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Estonia, to exercise the power entrusted to me in a just and impartial manner, and to faithfully perform my duties with all of my abilities and to the best of my understanding, for the benefit of the people of Estonia and the Republic of Estonia.


§ 81 of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia