Poor performance prompts resignations in Estonian politics

  • 2007-03-07
  • TBT staff

The chairman of Estonia's Russian-speaking Constitution Party, Andrei Zarenkov, was the third party leader to announce his intention to step down over the party's poor performance in the March 4 parliamentary elections.
Zarenkov said in a letter to fellow members of the party on Tuesday that at a forthcoming joint meeting of the policy-making council and the Nochnoi Dozor (Night Watch) movement he intends to raise the question of confidence in his own leadership and questions about the party's future existence.
The Constitution Party collected only 5,470 votes across the country 's 1 percent of total votes.
The leader of the Left Party, Sirje Kingsepp, and People's Union chief Villu Reiljan have already announced their intention to resign as well.