Edgar Savisaar planning to run in fall electionsLocal News
- Everyone in town was invited...Local NewsAt half past six on Saturday evening, after the Estonia Concert Hall had been emptied of candidates, electors, guests and cleaning teams were taking over the premises, leading IRL politicians Margus Tsahkna and Marko Mihkelson were having a conversation in front of the building. They were soon joined by Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform Party). The men's faces were serious. Among the last to leave the building were leading Center Party women Mailis Reps and Kadri Simson who promptly joined their male colleagues. Chairman of the Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Mart Helme was the last to join in.
- Estonian Natl Electoral Committee registers presidential candidates for electoral collegeLocal NewsEstonia's National Electoral Committee at Friday's meeting registered Mart Helme, Allar Joks and Marina Kaljurand as presidential candidates for the first election round in the electoral college, and the names of Siim Kallas and Mailis Reps who received the most votes in the third round of voting in the parliament will also be added on ballots.
- Administrative reform fate slipping into Supreme Court handsLocal NewsAccording to thorough legal analysis completed last week the administrative reform violates constitutional rights of local governments in several issues. If Supreme Court sides with the local governments who ordered the analysis, part of the law is likely to be annulled and the reform will not be fully carried out.