Riigikogu

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  • The Constitutional role of the Riigikogu

    According to the constitution of the Republic of Estonia, supreme power belongs to the people, who exercise it via the legislative body, the Riigikogu. All ...
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  • Legislation

    All laws must be approved by the Riigikogu before entering into force. The right to initiate a law belongs to Riigikogu members, fractions, committees, and ...
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  • Supervision of executive power

    Besides legislation, another significant function of the Riigikogu consists of supervising the executive power. The parliament’s tasks include nominating various higher officials. For instance ...
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  • The electoral system and membership of the Riigikogu

    All 18-year-old Estonian citizens with active legal capacity are entitled to participate in the Riigikogu elections. The requirements for standing as a candidate for the ...
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