Savisaar scores bittersweet victory: Centrists win election, not likely to form government

  • 1999-03-11
  • TBT staff
TALLINN - The Center Party stormed to victory in Estonia's ninth parliamentary elections, but Edgar Savisaar's party could again be left out in the cold if a coalition of joint opposition forces forms the government. Three center-right political forces - the Moderates, the Reform Party and Pro Patria Union - won 53 seats in the March 7 elections, two more than the 51 needed for a majority in Estonia's 101-seat Parliament. The three parties announced in December their intention to form a government if they were able to win a majority. Reform and the Pro Patria Union both gained 18 seats in t...
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