Party Appeals for Recount of EP Elections ({{commentsTotal}})

The Estonian Independence Party, which drew 4,158 votes at the European Parliament elections at the end of May, has appealed to the Supreme Court for a recount in Tallinn and Ida-Viru County.

Party chairman Vello Leito said they have turned to the courts as both the National Election Committee and the Ida-Viru County election committee have rejected a recount request.

The party asked local election committees for a recount on May 28, three days after the elections, with the National Election Committee saying the party have not given enough reasons to merit a recount, and the votes were counted twice publicly already, Postimees reported.

The party won 1,155 votes (1.0 percent) in Tallinn and 103 votes, (0.5 percent), in Ida-Viru County.

The party runs on an anti-European Union platform. It did not compete five years ago, citing financial problems and focusing on local elections also held that year. The 2013 local elections were boycotted by the party, saying Parliament has blocked the development of local municipalities.