Veidemann makes mysterious party switch

  • 1999-01-28
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Progressive Party leader and Population Minister Andra Veidemann will stand with a rural party in the March elections in what has variously been called a putsch, a simple mistake, or deliberate intent on her part. The candidacy confusion arose three days before parties were obliged to hand party lists over to the electoral committee, when it was revealed that Veidemann's name was featured on the list of the Country People's Party, also known by its Estonian abbreviation EME. The Progressive Party had not yet handed in its list and, since names can only appear once, it was assumed...
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