Estonian presidential election, 1992

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Presidential elections were held for the first time in Estonia on 20 September 1992.[1] However, as no candidate gained over 50% of the votes, a second round was held in Parliament on 5 October 1992 in which Lennart Meri was elected.[2] Voter turnout was 68.0%.[2] Following this election, all subsequent presidential elections have been carried out in the Electoral College or in Parliament.

Results[edit]

Candidate First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Arnold Rüütel 195,743 42.2 31
Lennart Meri 138,317 29.8 59
Rein Taagepera 109,631 23.7
Lagle Parek 19,837 4.3
Invalid/blank votes 5,077 11
Total 468,605 100 90 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p574 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p588