Estonian ruling party wins legislative elections | News
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas' Estonian Reform Party (Eesti Reformierakond) won parliamentary elections with more than 30 percent of the vote on Sunday.
Estonia holds elections to elect a new government
After confirming the electoral victory, Kaja Kallas expressed "it seems that the voters have spoken" and thanked all the voters.
The political group led by the prime minister obtained 31.6 percent of the vote against 16 percent for the far-right Popular Conservative Party.
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"The Reform Party of Estonian PM Kallas secured 1st place, a result that should ensure Tallinn remains one of Europe's most staunchly pro-Kyiv governments."
Reform is a classically liberal-LibDem party. (Liberal) Estonian 200 Party also gained seats. pic.twitter.com/IwCZ7VwugJ
—David Kitchen (@3153DK)
March 6, 2023
The Center Party got 14.7 percent, Estonia 200 got 13.5 and the Social Democratic Party got 9.4, while the Isamaa (Homeland, conservative) party got 8.3 percent of the vote.
Estonia, national parliament election:
93.2% of votes counted
Estonian Reform Party 32.0% (38 seats)
EKRE 15.8% (17)
Estonian Center Party 14.3% (15)
Estonian 200 13.6% (14)
Social Democratic Party 9.4% (9)
Isamaa 8.3% (8)
— Mannfred Nyttingnes (@MannfredNikolai)
March 5, 2023
When the results of the elections were known, the prime minister affirmed that they rule out an alliance with the ultra-rightists.
Election results indicated that Kaja Kallas's party will win 37 seats in the country's unicameral Parliament.
For its part, the Conservative Popular Party won 17 seats, followed by the Estonian Center Party, which lost 10 seats to occupy 16 in total.
To stay in power, the Reform Party will have to again form a coalition with one or more of the parties that entered Parliament.
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