SDE to back Nestor in Riigikogu board elections ({{commentsTotal}})

The parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party (SDE) will back Eiki Nestor as President of the Riigikogu in the upcoming election of the Estonian parliament’s board this Thursday.

“Eiki Nestor’s strong suit is indisputably his long experience of parliamentary work, and what is very important his skill looking for consensus and bringing different parties together,” chairman of the parliamentary group of the Social Democrats, Kalvi Kõva, said.

“For example, his role in last autumn’s deadlocked presidential election was crucial to finding a solution that was eventually supported by an impressive majority in the Riigikogu.”

Nestor, who has been a member of the Riigikogu since 1992, was elected its president in 2014, and is the Estonian parliament’s longest-serving member.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

Source: BNS



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