Estonian Elections Seminar
On 3 March, the general election in Estonia took place. And while the Estonian parliamentary elections are over, their aftermath is not. Therefore we invite you to a seminar on the 2019 Estonian parliamentary elections next on Wednesday, March 13, from 16:15 to 17:45 in room 305 (Lossi 36).
In hindsight and in anticipation, they were/are exceptional in several ways:
- We saw a slight drop in overall turnout, but the share of online voters was higher than ever;
- The Reform Party won the elections with more votes than any single party has gained in Estonian elections since 1992. In light of these results, Kaja Kallas stood a good chance to become the first female Prime Minister.
- EKRE, the controversial right-wing conservative party doubled their vote share, while the
- Social Democrats lost a lot in comparison to the last elections;
- The newcomer, Estonia 200, barely missed the 5% threshold.
There is a lot to talk about and to discuss!
We will open up the elections from several directions. Prof Vello Pettai will talk about the context and the election manifestos, Martin Mölder will have a bit to add on manifestos and will also talk about trends in party support and voters’ perceptions and preferences. Mihkel Solvak will talk about e-voting. Everybody is invited to share their thoughts and ideas.
Additional information: Martin Mölder, martin.molder [ät] ut.ee
Research Communication Specialist
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
phone 737 6584
maili.vilson [ät] ut.ee