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Estonia’s PM, Kaja Kallas, secures election win with pro-Ukraine stance

Her Reform party secured 31% against far-right’s 15% but Kallas must now form a coalition to govern

The Reform party of Estonia’s prime minister, Kaja Kallas, secured first place in Sunday’s parliamentary election, a result that should ensure Tallinn remains one of Europe’s most staunchly pro-Ukraine governments.

Results with 98% ballots counted showed the far-right EKRE party in second place, with 16.1% versus 31.5% for Kallas’ liberal group, reflecting concerns among some voters over the rising cost of living in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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