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The number of candidates running in the Estonian local government elections to take place on October 15 has reached 11 845.

Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Monday, September 11, that for the elections, seven political parties have registered a total of 271 candidate lists, but 163 election coalitions and 59 independent candidates have also been registered.

Estonia’s ruling Centre Party has submitted its candidate lists 73 municipalities, the opposition Reform Party in 54, followed by the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia in 50, the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union in 47 and the Social Democratic Party (SDE) in 39.

Since the 2013 local government elections, a nationwide administrative reform has been partially conducted in Estonia, cutting the number of local governments and affecting candidate numbers respectively.

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