Reading between Center lines

  • 2003-08-14
  • Enn Soosaar
So the predictions were wrong again. Delegates of the Center Party congress selected the platform that suggested party supporters say "no" to the European Union. The platform that recommended Estonians to vote by their conscience got the least votes. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all was that the party decided not to cleanse its ranks. In board elections "dissident" Euro-optimists received more votes than diehard Euroskeptics or those who, like their chairman, would have preferred to wear two hats at once.Speculations began at once and their flow has been unstoppable. The new vice chairma...
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