Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas’ Reform Party is set to win the country’s parliamentary elections and has committed to supporting Ukraine against Russia’s continued aggression.
With roughly 99% of the ballots counted, the Reform Party takes 31.5%, while the far-right EKRE party is in second place with 16.1%. The situation reflects concerns among some Estonian voters over the rising cost of living following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Estonian General Elections
If the 45-year-old prime minister’s party successfully crafts a functioning coalition, it would cement Estonia’s pro-European stance. The Baltic nation, a western neighbor of Russia with a population of roughly 1.3 million, is set to stay on course to adopt more green energy and continue accepting Ukrainian refugees fleeing chaotic situations at home.
The prime minister added that the election had left her party in a strong position to form a coalition government that would continuously pressure Russia over its war against Ukraine. …