Russian party squeaks into Parliament

  • 1999-03-11
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Fears that the Russian-speaking population would remain without a representative in Parliament were allayed when the United People's Party scraped past the 5 percent barrier in the country's ninth elections March 7. The news was not so good for the Russian Party of Estonia which failed to gain the required percentage and now faces a future outside Parliament. Both Russian parties looked in danger of being wiped out when personal disagreements and ideological differences led them to go to the elections under separate lists. Experts had warned that the lack of a Russian representati...
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