Russian parties limp toward election

  • 1999-02-25
  • Denise Albrighton
Although they claim to represent nearly a third of Estonia's population, the Russian parties' prospects for seats in the Parliament are looking slimmer by the day, as Denise Albrighton reports.The Russian parties are in grave danger of being wiped out in this year's elections, and there is some concern as to what this will mean for Estonia. The battle for Russian votes is being fought between two groups, the United People's Party and the Russian Party in Estonia, but opinion polls are predicting neither will succeed in winning the 5 percent support required for representation in the Parliam...
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