Sunday marked polling day of the 2021 local government council elections in Estonia. Preliminary results put voter turnout at 54.7 percent, with record 275,587 votes cast electronically between Monday and Saturday. People supported election coalitions in most of Estonia’s 79 local governments, with Center proving the most successful political partyContinue Reading

Election promises to be reflected in next year’s budget The Reform Party wants to start by abolishing the kindergarten place fee. The party also promises to find money for activity accounts for pensioners in next year’s budget. Urban space investments are another promise. Candidate for mayor Kristen Michal said thatContinue Reading

Monday will mark the start of local government council elections in Estonia. There are no direct restrictions or obligations at the first elections to be held in Estonia in the conditions of COVID-19. Wearing a mask is recommended and people will not be asked to produce immunization certificates. “We willContinue Reading

Former Auditor General, Director of the Estonian National Museum Alar Karis was elected the next president of Estonia with 72 votes of the 68 required on Tuesday. Karis will take office as president in October. The second round of voting in the 2021 presidential election saw Karis elected president betweenContinue Reading

The 101-seat parliament was unable to elect the new president of Estonia on Monday as the sole candidate in the ballot, 63-year-old Alar Karis, failed to secure the necessary majority of votes.  Karis, director of the Estonian National Museum, received 63 votes in the secret ballot.  There were 16 emptyContinue Reading

Finns Party vice-chair and Member of Parliament Riikka Purra has announced her intention to run for leadership of the party. “I feel a strong and deep sense of duty and if so many Finns Party members are willing to trust me, I will put forward my candidacy,” Purra said ofContinue Reading

Opposition parties allied with the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS), and Latvia’s Regional Alliance (LRA) did the best out of municipal elections held across most of Latvia June 5, though provisional results show no single party really dominated the poll. According to early results from the Central Elections Commission (CVK),Continue Reading

The importance of traditional election posters in Finnish elections has not diminished, despite this year’s municipal vote being dubbed the “social media election”. Many candidates still believe in the power of putting up posters and signboards of themselves, and political parties have invested more heavily in the medium this timeContinue Reading