After Estonia regained independence, its present constitution was
approved in June 1992 by a referendum of citizens. The law-making
body is a 101-seat parliament called the Riigikogu ("National Council"),
elected every four years.
The head of state is the president, but the government is headed
by the prime minister. Democratic rights and freedom are guaranteed
by the constitution. Estonian territory is divided into 15 counties,
administered by county governments.