ALDE Party member Reformierakond in Estonia held its Spring General Assembly on 5 June, in the run up to the country’s local elections that will take place on 17 October. During the Assembly, the party launched their election campaign with the theme ‘Paremini hoitud Eesti’ (A Better Managed Estonia).
Reformierakond Secretary General Erkki Keldo stressed the importance of the local elections when it comes to improving the everyday life of Estonians in the coming years:
“When communicating with people all over Estonia, the whole country expects balance, peace and preservation. The Reform Party understands this better than any other party. When we came to power at the end of January, we showed how both the tone of government and the way we acted changed.”
The party wants to actively campaign across Estonia in order to get involved with local communities and to foster development and innovation. Currently, Reformierakond is represented in 28 local governments with a total of 32 mayors, rural municipality mayors and councillors.
Party leader and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas gave a short insight into the country’s current situation. While managing the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Kallas has been preparing the state budget strategy and working on a tax reform. Kallas underlined the positive atmosphere in the current government, noting:
“We have considered the opposition proposals on a number of issues. Therefore, I believe that during the current governing coalition, Estonia's political climate will recover, and we will be able to defend the values that we consider to be European or simply humane.”
Aeg vaheanalüüsiks, sh koroonakriisi juhtimise, RES-i, maksureformi ja valitsuskoalitsiooni tervise teemadel. Minu kõne tänasel Reformierakonna üldkogul: https://t.co/7NXFM4YD8R— Kaja Kallas (@kajakallas) June 4, 2021
You can find more information on their local campaign here and re-watch the General Assembly here (in Estonian).