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At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu rejected the Bill intended to prohibit election coalitions from participating in local elections.

The Riigikogu rejected at the first reading the Bill on Amendments to the Municipal Council Election Act (287 SE), initiated by the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Group. It would have prohibited election coalitions from participating in municipal council elections. According to the Bill, it would have been possible to stand as a candidate for a municipal council either in the list of a political party or as an independent candidate.

Anti Allas from the Social Democratic Party Group took the floor during the debate.

The Constitutional Committee moved to reject the Bill at the first reading. 45 members of the Riigikogu supported rejection and 11 voted against.

The first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Local Government Organisation Act (289 SE), initiated by the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Group, was cancelled at today’s sitting due to the absence of the presenter. The Riigikogu Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act provides that, where the presenter is not present at the deliberation of an item, the chair of the sitting does not open the deliberation of the agenda item and the deliberation is deferred to the following working week.

Verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian)

Video recording will be available to watch later on the Riigikogu YouTube channel.

Riigikogu Press Service
Karin Kangro
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