EKRE leader Martin Helme has said that he does not trust the e-vote result, and wants a recount.
EKRE had led Reform early on in the paper vote count, albeit when only a small proportion of the total vote had been taken into account – including those in some districts where the party traditionally performs well.
The e-vote result gave a seismic shift towards Reform, however, which has a projected 38 seats (up four from the last election) to EKRE’s 17 (down two), while Eesti 200 is on course for around 14 seats.
EKRE had long made the claim that e-voting was flawed and should not be trusted, but had in more recent months been more amenable to the practice, going on its public pronouncements.
The vote counts from seven more, mostly quite populous districts are still to come in, however...