Tallinn, Estonia (AP) – a center-right party that Estonia has ruled for more than one decade won the Sunday general elections, while a right-wing populist party achieved an import to advance despite efforts to make no progress. The preliminary results show that the reform party opponent received 28.8% of the votes, which was more. This association, which is in favour of the application of low taxes and a minimum participation of the Government, senior partner occupied the office of the Prime Minister of the country from 2005 to 2016.El in the Coalition current ruling from the center of the first Minister Juri Rats received 23.1% of the votes. The conservative Popular Party, known as EKRE and opposed to immigration, finished third with 17.8%. Reform and parties of the Center, the two main political currents since Estonia regained its independence during the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, shared the goal of election to avoid the EKRE advances. That Euro-sceptic party, led by Mart Helme and his son Martin, received 8.1% of the vote and seven seats in the Parliament during elections in 2015. The result of the 18% obtained now translates into 19 seats among the 101 members of the legislature, known as the Riigikogu.
A polling place in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Raul Mee)
Martin Helme, who heads to the bench of the EKRE in Parliament, said that he sees the advances of his party as part of a trend in Europe and other parts of the world.
“I believe that Estonia is not different from almost all other countries in Europe, where there is a serious public demand for (the progress of) political parties (the Union members are opposed to the global agenda and the growing transfer of power from the States” European) to Brussels”, said. Only five parties surpassed the 5 percent threshold of support required to have presence in the Parliament.
The two main parties ruled out allying with the EKRE to form coalitions, on the grounds that the populists have no place in the Estonian Government. Mart Helme said that still does not discard the idea of joining a coalition.
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