ElectionGudie

March 5, 1995 Held

545,825
Voted
Estonia

Republic of Estonia

Election for Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:545,825
Valid Votes:540,699
Invalid Votes:5,126

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Coalition Party and Rural Union 41 174,248

32.20%

Estonian Reform Party 19 87,531

16.20%

Estonian Centre Party 16 76,634

14.20%

Others - - 49,067

9.10%

Pro Patria Union 8 42,493

7.90%

Moderates 6 32,381

6.00%

Our Home is Estonia 6 31,763

5.90%

Republican and Conservative People's Party 5 27,053

5.00%

Better Estonia and Estonian Citizen - - 19,529

3.60%

More Info:

Estonia: Parliamentary Election, 5 March 1995

At stake in this election:

  • 101 seats in Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lennart Georg MERI (6 October 1992 - 8 October 2001)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Andres TARAND (8 November 1994 - 17 April 1995)
  • Assembly: Estonia has a unicameral Parliament composed of 101 seats. 

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of Parliament are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms. 

Last Election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on 20 September 1992.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Coalition Party/Rural Union

    • Seats won in last election: 17

  • ​Reform Party

    • ​Seats won in last election: 0

  • ​Centre Party

    • ​Seats won in last election: 15

  • ​Pro Patria/National Independence Party

    • ​Seats won in last election: 39

  • ​Moderates 

    • ​Seats won in last election: 12

  • ​Our Home is Estonia

    • ​Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population:1,436,634 (1995)
  • Registered Voters: 791,957 (1995)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 771,741 (1995)

·         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: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following the 1995 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: 215,495 (est.)