Parliamentary Elections Won by Reform, Largest Growth by EKRE. The 2019 Riigikogu elections were won by the Reform Party, with an increase in their number of mandates from 30 to 34. However, the greatest increase in support was achieved by the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), whose number of parliamentarians increased almost threefold – from 7 to 19. The Center Party lost one mandate (27-26). The final overall voter turnout was 63.7%.
75 Years Since the March Bombing
On March 6, 75 years since the March Bombing was commemorated in Narva, when the Soviet air force destroyed Narva’s historic Baroque Old Town in an air raid lasting 11 hours.
30 Years Since the Estonian National Flag was Raised in Pikk Hermann Tower
On the morning of February 24, the four choir singers who raised the national flag atop the Pikk Hermann Tower as children 30 years ago, met again on Toompea Hill. In February of 1989, they were chosen quite randomly – the boys sang in the RAM Boys’ Choir and the girls in Ellerhein, and both choirs became frequent performers at what thereafter became an annual Independence Day event.
Estonians Living Abroad Voted Overwhelmingly for EKRE
The Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) received the most votes (43.7%) from Estonian citizens who voted abroad in the Riigikogu elections. 2106 Estonian citizens voted abroad, of whom 921 favored EKRE. According to the Ministry of the Interior, 77 881 citizens residing abroad were entitled to vote.
10th International Native Language Days For Estonian Language Teachers
International Native Language Days for Estonian Language Teachers will be held in Helsinki from March 7-10, with 85 teachers from 11 countries participating.
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