Estonia: Coalition voters still prefer Kaja Kallas as PM: poll

Estonia’s Prime Minister, Estonian Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas, remains the most popular candidate for prime minister, according to a Norstat poll for the Institute of Societal Research (YI) in late August 2023, ERR reports. The survey showed that 23.7% of voters would like Kallas to remain as prime minister, while 20.2% prefer Jüri Ratas, outgoing chairman of the Estonian Centre Party (Keskerakond). Kallas enjoys the support of 82.4% of Reform voters, and she is the most popular prime ministerial candidate among voters of Reform’s coalition partners Estonia 200 (43.3%) and the Social Democratic Party (28.5%) as well. Another 15.8% of respondents support Urmas Reinsalu, chairman of Fatherland (Isamaa), for prime minister, followed by Martin Helme, chairman of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), with 14.4%. Meanwhile, 21.7% said that they had no preference on who should be prime minister.

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