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2011 Estonian parliamentary election

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101 seats in the Riigikogu
51 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Andrus Ansip Edgar Savisaar
Party Reform Centre
Last election 31 seats 29 seats
Seats won 33 26
Seat change Increase2 Decrease3
Popular vote 164,255 134,124
Percentage 28.56% 23.32%
Swing Increase0.76pp Decrease2.78pp

  Third party Fourth party
Leader Mart Laar Sven Mikser
Party Pro Patria and Res Publica Union Social Democratic
Last election 19 seats 10 seats
Seats won 23 19
Seat change Increase4 Increase9
Popular vote 118,023 98,307
Percentage 20.52% 17.09%
Swing Increase2.62pp Increase6.46pp

Results by electoral district

Prime Minister before election

Andrus Ansip

Prime Minister after election

Andrus Ansip

A parliamentary election was held in Estonia on 6 March 2011, with e-voting between 24 February and 2 March 2011. The newly elected 101 members of the 12th Riigikogu assembled at Toompea Castle in Tallinn within ten days of the election. The incumbent government of the Reform Party and IRL stayed in office until 2014 when Prime Minister Andrus Ansip resigned. He was replaced by Taavi Rõivas.

The election was marked by the highest number of running independents (32) since 1992. Several independent candidates were members of the Estonian Patriotic Movement.[1]


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  1. "Delfi: Telestuudiosse kogunes 28 üksikkandidaati". Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2012-02-26.