TALLINN - The number of Estonian voters who turned out in last weekend's parliamentary elections marked a post-independence low.Nearly half of Estonia's 860,544 voters stayed away from the polls during the third parliamentary election since the end of Soviet rule, a huge drop from the 69 percent who participated in the 1995 parliamentary elections. Only 57 percent of Estonians voted March 7. Many people had expected the turnout to drop off slightly as a result of a sleepy campaign in which advertising slogans were the most exciting feature. But the sheer number of voters who stayed home sho...
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