Reform Party Beats Centre Rivals In Estonian Parliamentary Election

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BBC: Estonia general election: Reform party beats Centre rivals

The centre-right Reform party has won Estonia’s general election, beating the ruling Centre party.

Reform, led by former MEP Kaja Kallas, took about 29% of the vote to 23% for Centre in Sunday’s ballot.

Meanwhile the far-right Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), which has called for a referendum on EU membership, came a close third.

Ms Kallas – set to be Estonia’s first female prime minister – said all coalition options were on the table.

Speaking to public broadcaster ETV however she insisted EKRE were “not a choice for us”.

Nearly a quarter of Estonia’s 881,000 eligible voters cast their ballots by e-voting. Results from e-voting gave Reform an even higher score.


More News On Estonia’s Parliamentary Election

The Latest: Center-right tops Estonia vote, populists gain — AP
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