Prime Minister Jüri Ratas' Center Party was the political party to earn by far the most media attention in May, it appears from a study commissioned by ERR's Estonian-language online news portal and conducted by monitoring company Meedius.
Over the course of May, the Center Party was mentioned in a total of 1,348 articles. The senior coalition partner was followed in number of mentions by the opposition Reform Party, with 821 articles, and junior coalition partners Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL), with 811 articles, and the Social Democratic Party (SDE), with 547.
The Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) was mentioned in 392 and the Free Party in 278 articles. Compared to the previous month, the number of political party mentions in the Estonian media increased by 46 percent.
In addition to state governance and legislation, other topics to earn the Center Party more media attention involved the activities of MP Oudekki Loone, former Minister of Public Administration Mihhail Korb and former deputy mayor of Tallinn Arvo Sarapuu, explained Meedius analyst Peeter Peet.
Much of the media attention received by the Reform Party involved criticism of the coalition parties' planned tax changes.
Editor: Aili Vahtla