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The President of the Republic met with Juhan Parts, Chairman of the political party Union for the Republic Res Publica

Juhan Parts was interested in when the Head of State will convene the membership of the new, the 10th Riigikogu, and when he will start consultations to find a candidate for Prime Minister.

President Arnold Rüütel at the meeting assured that everything would be settled in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and the Riigikogu Election Act. The President of the Republic shall convene the Riigikogu within ten days after the publication of the results of the elections to the Riigikogu in the Riigi Teataja. Within 14 days after the resignation of the Government of the Republic, to take place at the first session of the new Riigikogu, the Head of State shall designate a candidate for Prime Minister to whom he shall assign the task of forming a new government.

At the meeting with Juhan Parts, the President of the Republic confirmed that he would start consultations with chairmen of political parties after the official verification of the membership of the 10th Riigikogu.

Office of the President
Kadriorg, March 20, 2003

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