Monday, 2 March 2015

Reform Party Wins Election in Estonia

Congratulations to Estonia's Reform Party who received the most votes (27.7%) in yesterday's parliamentary election. Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, head of the Reform Party, will now continue to lead Estonia for another four year term. A total turnout of  63.7% of the electorate voted either online, early or at polling stations during the 2015 general election.

Final results

The 101 seat Riigikogu (parliament) will now consist of the following members:
Reform Party  -  30 Seats
Centre Party  -  27
Social Democrats  -  15
Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL)  -  14
Free Party  -  8
Conservative  People's Party (EKRE)  -  7

The E-vote results were released earlier in the day.  Reform Party 37.7%, IRL 17.2%, Social Democrats 16.9%, Free Party 12.0%, Centre Party 7.7% and EKRE 6.9%. 

This election was somewhat different to previous years. Instead of the usual four parties vying for a place in parliament, this year there were six.  Newcomers The Free Party and Conservative People's Party both broke the 5% threshold to clinch seats in parliament.