Ruling Reform Party wins Estonian election, fending off challenge from archrival Center

The Reform Party, a right of center, market-liberal force that has played a dominant role in Estonian politics for more than a decade, has held off the latest challenge from a social centrist party in this general election and is expected to play a leading role in forming the next government.

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Two new parties break 5% threshold, clinch seats in Parliament

An hour before all precincts had reported and the Reform Party had won the elections, two relatively new parties vying for a place in Parliament clinched a spot, passing the 5 percent threshold.

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Poll: which coalition will prevail?
Published: 00:47 | # of votes : 42

As no combination of two parties results, except for the Reform Party and the Center Party, forms a 51-seat majority, which of the following do you think will rule Estonia the next four years?

Vote   Results
Reform (30) + IRL (14) + Free Party (8)
38 %
Reform (30) + SDE (15) + Free Party (8)
43 %
Reform (30) + SDE (15) + IRL (14)
12 %
Center Party (27) + SDE (15) + Free Party (8)
2 %
Reform (30) + Center Party (27)
2 %
Other or minority government
2 %

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