Center Party won't support Ilves for president

  • 2006-03-29
  • TBT
Estonia's Center Party will not support Social Democrat Toomas Hendrik Ilves' presidential run, according to TV3, but may back Mihkel Oviir, according to TV3 on April 3.
"If [Ilves] is going to run, good luck to him," deputy head of the party's parliamentary faction Lauri Laasi said about Ilves on TV3, while saying the party would not support the candidacy.
The Center Party may name Oviir, the head of the State Auditor's Office, as one of its presidential candidates, according to TV3, but Laasi did not confirm that possibility.