GALLERY: Santa visits Parliament
Santa, talking with the well-known voice of Estonian comedian Rohke Debelak, expressed his delight that he draw in such a crowd, causing some of the MPs to finally visit the hall for once.
After a short speech in which he put forward some not-so-serious suggestion to improve life in Estonia and pointed out his favorite new laws, Santa started handing out gifts to each faction, but warned that he had exchanged his traditional rod for a more modern taser.
Social Democrats presented him with a spoof campaign poster and a poem, claiming that Santa, who is known for his distinct red robe, is the oldest socialist in the world. Santa, in turn, gave them a gift card to Anton Hansen Tammsaare Museum in Kadriorg, which earlier this year contested the party's use of the famed Estonian writer in their election campaign, and "an average food basket", for their constant worry about its price.
The Reform Party was spelling out words in pantomime to redeem their gifts. Santa applauded their new approach, for it saved him from the party's annual attempt on a song. The Reform Party faction received a special black map for their efforts, from which countries can be peeled off as Estonia passes them in wealth indicators, until it is among the five richest countries in the world, like the Reform Party once promised it would be. "You can start pulling off some edge of Africa a little or maybe a bit of Kamchatka here," Santa said, and also handed the reformers a board game called "Riigimehed", where players have to dodge scandals and undermine their opponents, in order to become a party with the highest rating.
The IRL faction too received a board game, but one that might prove useful with the administration reform that the party is trying to push through.
The Center Party faction was given among other things a tube of Moment glue, to glue the eloping party members to their chairs. Santa also thanked the Center Party for providing him with constant entertainment throughout the year.