2013 Estonian municipal elections

Municipal elections were held in Estonia on 20 October 2013, with advance voting between 10 and 16 October 2013. A total of 2,951 municipal council seats were up for election in 215 municipalities. The number of councillors had decreased by over 125 compared to the previous elections due to the merging of some municipalities.[1]

Leading party by municipality.

The result was a victory for the Estonian Centre Party, which retained its majority in Tallinn by taking 46 of the 79 seats.[2]

CampaignEdit

Alongside the six major parties, 102 independent candidates and 292 citizens' elections coalitions participated in the elections.[3]

ResultsEdit

Party Votes %
Estonian Centre Party 199,876 31.9
Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 107,780 17.2
Estonian Reform Party 85,850 13.7
Social Democratic Party 79,493 12.5
Conservative People's Party of Estonia 8,337 1.3
Estonian United Left Party 36 0.0
Citizens' elections coalitions/Independents 143,964 22.7
Invalid/blank votes 4,714 0,7
Total 630,050 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,086,935 58.0
Source: VVK

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kohaliku omavalitsuse volikogu valimised 2013". Vabariigi Valimiskomisjon. Retrieved 1 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "In Estonian Municipal Elections, Center Party Holds Onto Power in Tallinn, Right-Leaning Parties Prevail in Tartu". ERR. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The ABCs of Estonia's Municipal Elections". ERR. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)