Prime Minister Kai Kallas, the ruling centre-right Reform Party, won the elections to the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu). The elections themselves showed a record turnout – more than 63%.
After counting 100% of the votes, the Reform Party received 31.2% and was almost twice ahead of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia, which came in second with 16.1% of the vote. This is followed by the Center Party (15.3%), the liberal Eesti 200 (13.3%), the Social Democratic Party (9.3%) and the national conservative Isamaa (8.2%). The remaining parties failed to overcome the five percent threshold.
The Reform Party receives 37 seats in the Riigikogu, which is 3 more than in the 2019 elections. The Conservative Party receives 17 seats (2 less than in the previous elections), the Centrists – 16 (10 seats less).
“Judging by this picture, the voters are waiting for the Reform Party to take a leading role in the government, this can be said with full confidence. Everything else we will have to discuss among ourselves. Tomorrow we will convene the board and discuss all possible options,” ERR quotes Kallas .
In the elections to the Estonian parliament, a record turnout was set – more than 63% of eligible voters voted, which is about 615 thousand people. At the same time, for the first time in history, more voters used Internet voting than voted at the polling stations: more than 313 thousand and more than 301 thousand, respectively. The opportunity to vote electronically was opened during the week before the official election day.
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