IRL Spent Most Per Seat at EP Elections

The six MEPs who will represent Estonia next term: (Top) Andrus Ansip, Indrek Tarand, Marju Lauristin, (bottom) Yana Toom, Kaja Kallas and Tunne Kelam (ERR)
6/5/2014 1:11 PM
Category: Politics

The tally of final expenses for the European Parliament elections are yet to be published, but according to initial calculations, IRL spent the most amount of money on its campaign for capturing one seat.

Both IRL and Reform Party told Postimees that their campaign costs were around 300,000 to 400,000 euros, but the Reform Party won two seats to IRL's one.

The Social Democrats said they spent slightly less, while the Center Party estimated their costs at around 250,000 euros. Both parties won one seat.

The nation's sixth seat went to independent Indrek Tarand, who got 43,369 votes, told Delfi he spent 6,000 euros on his election campaign.

The Conservative People's Party, which received 13,247 votes, spent between 25,000 and 30,000 euros. Independent Silver Meikar (6,018 votes) used 5,300 euros, although that included the 1,775 euro deposit to run. TV presenter Tanel Talve (10,073 votes) said he spent 200 euros.


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