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Estonian EP elections won by Reform Party, while Kaljuarand winning candidate

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Estonian MEP candidate Marina Kaljurand

In the European Parliament’s (EP) elections in Estonia, the opposition Reform Party has won with 26% of votes securing two EP seats. The Social Democrats, also working in opposition in the Estonian national parliament, have come second with their lead candidate Marina Kaljurand.

Estonian Electoral Commission published the results of the elections early on Monday, May 27. They show that the Reform Party has won with 26,2 % of votes (up from 24,3 in the 2014 EP elections), followed by Social Democrats with 23,3% (up from 13,6%).

The ruling Centre Party came third with a moderate result, 14,4% (down from 22,4%).

Government newcomers, the right-wing Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) surged to 12,7% (up from 4%). The last party to gain a seat in the EP is the coalition member, national conservative Pro Patria with 10,3% (down from 13,9%).

Who are Estonia’s next MEPs?

In the next composition of the EP, the seven Estonian seats will be taken by former government ministers Marina Kaljurand and Sven Mikser from the Social Democrats, European Commissioner Andrus Ansip and former minister and current MEP Urmas Paet from the Reform Party.

The ruling Centre Party will be represented by MEP Yana Toom, a newcomer from EKRE will be national parliament member Jaak Madison. Finally, Pro Patria will send Riho Terras, the ex-Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, to Brussels.
Currently, Estonia has six MEPs, but the number will increase to seven, when the UK leaves the European Union.


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