IRL Criticized for Election Stunt ({{commentsTotal}})

News
News

The campaign for the European elections has gotten off to a relatively calm start, with only IRL standing out negatively with its forceful campaign, independent election watchdog group Valimiste Valvurid said.

IRL breached the good electoral practice on several accounts: pointing to a specific person (Edgar Savisaar) and focusing on the negative in their campaign, as well as frightening voters in an especially difficult security situation, the watchdog said.

According to Valimiste Valvurid, the campaigns have not gone beyond general slogans that give little information on the plans of the aspiring MEPs. While not exactly in breach of good electoral practice, the campaigns should have more substance and deal with the actual work of the European Parliament.

The watchdog also highlighted the fact that Estonian MEPs tend to work more along faction lines in the European Parliament than implement the policies of their Estonian parties, so the campaigns should place more emphasis on which European factions the parties belong to.



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee