Populist policies and strong leaders should win votes for the Country People's Party but won't win it friends in the political establishment, as Rebecca Santana reports.The rural-oriented Country People's Party, also known by its Estonian acronym EME, was created shortly before the 1995 elections, and is the baby of one of the most well-known politicians in Estonia, Arnold Ruutel. With a track record that dates back to the Soviet period, Ruutel has probably been around the block more times than the rest of the country's politicians put together.In 1995, Ruutel was the top vote catcher in th...
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