Reform Party Board of Directors confirms Siim Kallas as party's presidential candidate ({{commentsTotal}})

Siim Kallas was chosen as the Estonian Reform Party's official presidential candidate at a meeting of its Board of Directors on Wednesday. August 3, 2016. Source: (Hanna Samoson/ERR)
News
News

Following its meeting on Wednesday, the Estonian Reform Party's Board of Directors confirmed its choice of Honorary Party Chairman Siim Kallas as the party's official candidate for the 2016 presidential elections.

"With this decision, Siim Kallas will go lead the presidential elections, and now it is the place of other parliamentary parties to make a decision," said party chairman Taavi Rõivas.

Rõivas noted that the Reform Party is naturally to find support for Kallas from among other parties, however of course such support could not be automatically expected, much less demanded.

"In case the Riigikogu fails to elect the president, the Reform Party will then have a chance to support Marina Kaljurand in the electoral college," said Rõivas. "If necessary, the party's board of directors will convene before each ballot round to discuss the results of talks with other parliamentary parties."

In order to help find support for Kallas within the Riigikogu, the party's board of directors formed a negotiations delegation, to which belong Kallas and Reform Party Secretary General Reimo Nebokat.

Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik



{{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