Second time lucky for Mart Laar?

  • 1999-03-25
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - For the second time in his 39 years, Pro Patria Union leader Mart Laar looks set to head the government in Estonia. Laar was designated as candidate for prime minister by President Lennart Meri March 19 and authorized by Parliament to form the next government.Although Laar's party did not gain the most votes in the March 7 elections, a coalition of the Pro Patria Union, the Reform Party and the Moderates have said they are ready to form a majority government and hold 53 of Parliament's 101 seats.The Pro Patria Union chairman was empowered by Parliament March 22 to form the new gov...
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