Estonian elections in March 2011 – can we learn from Sweden or Latvia?

  • 2010-10-06
  • By Karoliina Raudsepp
There has been an emergence of far-right parties in the European Union in general. The Swedish Democrats Party famously gained seats in their recent general election. Could this be an early warning sign for the way Estonian politics may go during the next general election, in March 2011?The Latvian political landscape is characterized more by divisions over ethnicity, language and income than political ideologies. In Estonia, the Center Party attracts a vast majority of its votes from the Russian-speaking minority. Can Estonia remain strong in its pro-European, pro-democratic ways, or...
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