No-confidence motion against Estonia's Finance Minister Martin Helme fails

  • 2020-10-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff
A motion of no confidence in Finance Minister Martin Helme failed in the Estonian parliament (Riigikogu) on September 23. The motion was rejected in the 101-seat chamber by a vote of 45 to 53, with no neutral votes.  Three MPs from Isamaa party -- Siim Kiisler, Viktoria Ladonskaja-Kubits and Andres Metsoja -- did not vote. The coalition of the Center Party, the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) and Isamaa commands 56 seats in the Riigikogu. According to the motion, signed by 45 opposition MPs, Helme has knowingly and systemically caus...
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