ElectionGudie

Sept. 14, 2003 Held

555,835
Voted
Estonia

Republic of Estonia

Referendum

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:555,835
Valid Votes:553,111
Invalid Votes:2,724

Provisions

The referendum will ask voters the following question: "Are you in favor of the accession to the European Union and passage of the Act on Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia?"

No183,454

33.17

Yes369,657

66.83

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At stake in this Referendum:

  • Referendum on Estonia's entry into the European Union

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Arnold RUUTEL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Juhan PARTS
  • Assembly: Estonia has a unicameral Parliament (Riigikogu) with 101 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum on Approval of the Act of Amendments that would allow Estonia to seek membership in the European Union. The referendum will ask voters the following question: "Are you in favor of the accession to the European Union and passage of the Act on Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia?"

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,370,720 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 859,714 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 732,512 (2003)

·         Is Estonia a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Estonia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (21 October 1991)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (following the 2003 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 30 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Estonia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2007)

·         Has Estonia ratified CRPD: Yes (30 May 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 205,608 (est.)