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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Estonia

· Official EE19 website

https://www.valimised.ee/en/ep2019/election-activities-and-deadlines-2019-european-parliament-elections

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

none

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

6/7

· Current government

Keskerakond (ALDE), Isamaa (EPP), EKRE


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

no

· Number of constituencies

1

· Preferential vote

yes

· Postal vote

for residents living abroad; also online voting

· Advanced vote

none

· Threshold to get elected

Sunday, 26 May

· Day of EE19

08.00 CET

· Opening time of polling stations

19.00 CET

· Closing time of polling stations

N/A

· Exit polls

22.00 CET on 26 May

· Official announcement of first results

22.00 CET on 26 May

· Provisional final results expected


VOTERS


· Total

883 024

· Minimum age

18

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

9 lists, 5 independent candidates

· Candidates (total)

66

· Female candidates %

32 % (overall)

Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei 100%, Eestimaa Rohelised 67%, Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond 56%, Eesti 200 & Reformierakond 44%, Isamaa & Keskerakond 22%, EKRE & Elurikkuse Erakond 0 %

· Legal minimum age

18

· Lead candidates per list or party (affiliation)
(In bold those represented in outgoing ep)

Isamaa (EPP) – Riho Terras

Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond (S&D) - Marina Kaljurand

Keskerakond (ALDE) - Yana Toom

Reformierakond (ALDE) – Andrus Ansip

Erakond Eestimaa Rohelised (Greens) - Evelin Ilves

EKRE – Mart Helme

Erakond Eesti 200 - Lauri Hussar

Elurikkuse Erakond – Artur Talvik

Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei – Julia Sommer

· MEPs re-running
(in bold lead candidate of list)

Tunne Kelam (Isamaa) (EPP)

Ivari Padar (Social Democratic Party)(S&D) (left EP to join the national parliament in April 2019)

Urmas Paet (Reformierakond) (ALDE)

Indrek Tarand (running in the Social Democratic Party list)

Yana Toom (Keskerakond)(ALDE)

Igor Gräzin (running in the list of Keskerakond)

RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

Eesti Reformierakond

2

24.3 %

Eesti Keskerakond

1

22.4 %

Res Publica Liit

1

13.9 %

Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond

1

13.6 %

Indrek Tarand (independent candidate)

1

13.2 %

Eesti Konservatiivne Rahvaerakond (EKRE)

0

4.0 %

Eesti Iseseisvuspartei

0

1.3 %

Erakond Eestimaa Rohelised

0

0.3 %

Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei

0

0.1 %

Other independent candidates

0

7 %


TURNOUT 2014

36.5 %