TALLINN - Former President Lennart Meri suggested cutting the number of seats in Parliament from 101 to 81 and prolonging its work period from four years to five in order to improve legislative efficiency.Meri spoke about his vision of reforming the state apparatus at the Citizen of the Year 2003 award ceremony on Nov. 26, which he received.Although Meri, Estonia's first president after restoration of independence, retired in 2001 after the newly elected Arnold Ruutel took over his office, he still holds significant weight in Estonian politics. Meri, for instance, was instrumental in suppor...
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