Following my recent column - To be, or not to be, the next president of Estonia - readers have raised the important question: Are there any potential Statesmen in the Estonian political establishment today? Before addressing this question let us take a brief look at former Statesmen - the first four Estonian presidents. Of these, the first and probably the most well known was Constantine Pats. From 1918, he began designing a framework of self-government of various professional groups and ethnic minorities in order to found a well-balanced state based on proportional representatio...
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