Estonia: Mihhail Kõlvart, Tanel Kiik to run for Centre Party chair

The chairman of the Estonian Centre Party (Keskerakond), Jüri Ratas, announced that he would not seek reelection, ERR reports. Ratas has been chairman of the opposition party since 2016. The party’s deputy chairman, Tallinn mayor Mihhail Kõlvart, said that he was ready to run for the post of chairman. Meanwhile, several senior members of the Centre Party, including Ratas, support the candidacy of MP Tanel Kiik, who heads the party’s parliamentary group, as the new party chairman, BNS reports. An extraordinary party congress is likely to elect a new chairman in the coming months.