Opposition attempt to remove ERJK liquidation bill voted down at Riigikogu
On Monday, the coalition parties of the Riigikogu rejected a proposal from the two opposition parties, Reform and the Social Democrats (SDE), to remove a law which would liquidate the Political Parties Financing Surveillance Committee (ERJK), handing its role to the National Audit Office (Riigikontroll) instead.
The proposal was voted against by 53 members of the Riigikogu, with 46 MPs voting in favor. With that, the first reading of the law was closed, and it stays in processing (i.e. for its next reading-ed.). The only coalition member to vote in support of the law was Viktoria Ladõnskaja-Kubits (Isamaa).
Raimond Kaljulaid (SDE), while not belonging to any Riigikogu political grouping, has said he does not oppose liquidating ERJK, but voted for the proposal in question to remove the law from processing.
Two members of coalition abstained: Siim Kiisler (Isamaa) and Mihhail Stalnuhhin (Center)
Amendments to the law can be made until June 15.
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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste