Reformist Party wins Estonian parliamentary elections

The reformist party led by Prime Minister Kai Kallas emerged as the leader in the Estonian parliamentary elections after the results of the electronic voting were announced, the Republican Electoral Commission announced on Sunday.

“According to the latest data, the Reformist Party is gaining 31.9% of the vote in the Estonian parliamentary elections, well ahead of the second-placed Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE). In third place is the Center Party, – the message says. Before the announcement of the results of the electronic voting, the reformists were behind EKRE by about 5%.

According to the election commission, for the first time in the parliamentary elections, the majority of voters voted via the Internet, and not at polling stations. In the elections, according to preliminary data, 63.7% of voters voted.

Elections to the Estonian Parliament ended on 5 March. 405 polling stations were opened throughout the country. There are 968 candidates running for 101 seats in the parliament. Nine parties and ten independent candidates competed for parliamentary seats. Parties and independent candidates need to overcome the 5% electoral barrier to enter parliament.

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