Political culture shifted towards party interests

  • 2016-10-05
  • Karin Kuum
Estonia’s electoral college, the body combined of the Riigikogu, Estonian parliament’s MPs, and appointed politicians from municipalities, convened on Sept. 24 to elect a new Estonian president after the previous rounds of the election in the parliament failed to produce a new president due the parties’ inability to agree on a single candidate. Allar Joks garnered 134 votes and Siim Kallas obtained 138 votes in the last round of voting in the electoral college, yet these votes were not enough to clinch the seat. Talking to The Baltic Times, Agu Uudelepp,...
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