A total of 143 election coalitions across Estonia have applied for registration ahead of the local government council elections this fall. “The number of election coalitions may not be final, as if, for example, an election coalition does not include a single candidate’s name, the coalition will not be registered,” explained State Electoral Office director Priit Vinkel.
Four years ago, a total of 292 election coalitions participated in the local elections. “The reduction in number is completely logical, as 215 local governments have been reduced [by the administrative reform] to 79,” Vinkel noted.
Independent candidates can be submitted for registration until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. After this deadline, any issues or mistakes in candidates’ documents can be corrected with municipal and city electoral committees for another two days.