Local polls put power in Russian hands

  • 1999-10-21
  • By Tricia Cornell
TALLINN - Although the Center Party came out on top in Tallinn's City Council elections Oct. 17, Estonia's Russian parties will have the final say in who gets to form the city government. Neither the Center Party nor its rivals, the allied Pro Patria Union, Reform Party and Moderates, garnered enough votes to form a viable coalition in the 64-seat Tallinn City Council. Both groups are scrambling to win the affections of the Russian electoral alliances People's Choice and People's Trust, as well as the Coalition Party. Much of the support for the Russian electoral alliances, which are loose ...
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