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Estonian Greens elect new chairwoman

The leadership of the Estonian Greens.
The leadership of the Estonian Greens. Source: (Private collection)

The Estonian Greens at their general meeting elected Züleyxa Izmailova their new chairwoman. Izmailova stated in a press release that her intention was to stand for the creation of an ecological state.

“This means among other things solving the problem of poverty of children and the elderly, offering pesticide-free local food in schools and health institutions, and changing to a decentralized infrastructure for renewable energy,” Izmailova said.

“I find that considering the state’s small size the current situation is inadmissible, and that the results of how the state was run so far are a direct threat to the survival of our language and culture. We want the development of local governments to turn towards a holistic world view already with the elections this autumn, in the direction of creating an environment where people can be happy and live in harmony with nature,” she added.

The party has decided to enter the elections with a list of their own in Tallinn. In other areas, including Tartu, the Greens’ candidates will join independent lists.

The leadership of the Estonian Greens after last weekend’s internal elections consists of Züleyxa Izmailova as chairwoman, Aleksander Laane as deputy chairman, Andrei Gudim as deputy chairman, and members Marko Kaasik, Kaspar Kurve, Joonas Laks, Olev-Andres Tinn, Timur Sagitov, and Küllike Reinmaa.

The Estonian Greens are a political party outside the national parliament. To enter the Riigikogu, a party needs to cross the 5-percent threshold prescribed by the Constitution.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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