Erik Peinar, Riigikogu

Digesting the results of Estonian elections

Seminar on Estonian 2023 elections for international students and staff at the UT.

On March 5, Estonian citizens went to the polls to elect 101 members of the Riigikogu. In fact, the majority of voters voted early, during the week leading up to Election Day, either at a polling station or online.

What was at stake in these elections? What topics and issues excited and divided Estonian voters and parties? Who were the main contenders? What has changed in Estonian electoral politics as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine and the multiple associated crises? What to make of the results? Who are the winners and who are the losers of this election, and what explains their fortunes? What kind of government will be formed and will Kaja Kallas continue as the Prime Minister? More specifically, what could the election results imply for foreigners residing in Estonia, including international students?

March 10, 2023 from 14:15 to 15:45 in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Lossi 36-214

The discussion will be led by Piret Ehin, Professor of Comparative Politics, and Martin Mölder, Researcher in Comparative Politics. Their brief presentations will be followed by Q&A.

Everyone is welcome!

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The event is organized by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies in the framework of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “REPAIR: Rejuvenating Democracy in the EU” (grant agreement 101085795).