EKRE sole parliamentary party to grow support

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The Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) was the only parliamentary party whose support grew in November, it appears from a survey taken by TNS Emor for BNS.

If parliamentary elections were held tomorrow 23 percent of voters would back the opposition Center Party, 20 percent the senior member of the ruling coalition Reform Party, 16 percent the junior coalition member Social Democratic Party (SDE) and the opposition Free Party each, 12 percent EKRE and 7 percent the third coalition party  Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL).

Compared to September, the Center Party has lost 1 percent, Reform Party 4 percent, SDE 2 percent and Free Party 1 percent of support while IRL's rating remains unchanged. The sole parliamentary party to win supporters, EKRE, saw its popularity rise by 5 percent.

Support for the governing coalition has fallen by five percentage points since September, to 43 percent.

Of non-parliamentary parties, the Greens were backed by 3 percent, the People's Unity Party by 1 percent and other parties put together also by 1 percent of respondents.

TNS Emor interviewed 1,865 Estonian citizens aged 18-74 in their homes and online between Nov. 11 and 18. The answers of the people who had no preference were not taken into account. Such respondents made up 23 percent of the sample in November.