Tsahkna: Coming coalition negotiations promise to be difficult
Chairman of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL), Margus Tsahkna, said on Tuesday evening that his party would not accept a progressive income tax as part of a future coalition contract. He expects negotiations to be difficult.
Tsahkna promised in his interview with ETV’s “Aktuaalne Kaamera” newscast on Tuesday evening that the party would not move away from its standpoint that the introduction of a progressive income tax was not acceptable.
A coalition agreement that included such a tax would not be signed by IRL, Tsahkna said.
Commenting on the Reform Party’s warnings that Estonia was about to move to the left, Tsahkna said that such statements were difficult to agree with. IRL had been the most right-leaning party in Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas’ Reform Party-led government. A potential coalition IRL would be a part of could hardly be seen as left-leaning, Tsahkna said.
He added that IRL would not join a new coalition just for the sake of being in government.