Estonia’s liberal opposition wins election

Estonia’s liberal opposition wins election Led by former MEP Kaja Kallas.

“I have to admit I prepared two speeches,” Ms Kallas said near midnight speaking to a cheering crowd of her supporters. “Now starts the real work to form the government and start to govern this country more intelligently.”

Reform leader Kaja Kallas in the pivot position to become the country’s first female prime minister, although she will have to tackle difficult negotiations to form a governing coalition.

Estonia, opposition liberal Reform party won yesterday’s general election, outpacing centre-left Prime Minister Juri Ratas’s party. The results put Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas on track to become Estonia’s first female prime minister, although she and her party will face difficult negotiations to form a governing coalition particularly due to the major wins by the EKRE.
According to the state election commissions, Reform party garnered 28.8 per cent of the votes, well ahead of Ratas’s Centre party on 23 per cent, with the far-right EKRE more than doubling its previous election score at 17.8 per cent.
Two other parties in the race which currently govern in coalition with Ratas, the Social Democrats and conservative Isamaa, respectively took 9.8 per cent and 11.4 per cent of the votes.

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