TALLINN - Despite its intention of making the political scene in Estonia more transparent, the move to ban electoral alliances appears to have made the situation more impenetrable than ever before. Political parties in Estonia are entering hasty negotiations as they seek to merge or cooperate with allies in a bid to gain enough support for the March 1999 elections. Many parties had been planning to form a coalition for months, but the ban on alliances, only four months before the elections, has forced them to re-think their tactics. The Parliament ruled that parties cannot cooperate unless ...
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