President Ilves calls general election, 2015 ({{commentsTotal}})

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves today signed the resolution to proclaim the elections for the 13th Riigikogu on March 1, 2015.

Currently, there are four parties represented at the Estonian Parliament: Estonian Reform Party (33 members), Estonian Centre Party (20) Pro Patria and Res Publica Union, otherwise known as IRL (22), and Social Democratic Party (19).

The national electoral committee will divide the mandates between the electoral districts. Once it's done, the candidates can register until January 15, 2015. The electoral committee has to register all the candidates that meet the required criteria by January 20.

People can submit their votes from February 19 onwards and the election day is on March 1, 2015.

The Estonian media has predicted one of the most exciting election campaigns ever, with the possible result currently almost unpredictable.

Sociologists issue joint statement prompted by social research nonprofit

Sociologists at Estonian universities have recently drawn attention to the fact that organizations exist which are presenting the results of what appear to be sociological research, however these organizations' objectives and competence should be examined critically.

Opinion digest: Our plans do not have to bend to distorted Russophobia

In a recent opinion piece in Postimees, small business-owner and Reform Party member Vootele Päi responded to criticism sparked by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas' plans to attend a commemorative concert-service at the Estonian church in Saint Petersburg next month.