Father and Son to Lead Anti-EU Party at European Elections ({{commentsTotal}})


Estonia's main anti-European integration party, the Conservative People's Party, has named Martin Helme and his father, Mart Helme, as the top candidates for the European Parliament elections in May.

"Compared to other political parties in Estonia, we have a distinct platform as only we find that the transfer of power to Brussels has gone too far, and decision-making should be returned to the union's members,“ the younger Helme said on Sunday.

He also ran for one of the nation's six seats at the 2009 EP elections, winning over close to 10,000 or 2.5 percent of voters. 35,000 votes were needed for a mandate that time.

The party, which has the fourth largest membership in the country, gathered only 8,337 votes in the municipal elections last year.

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