March 5, 2007


Victory for center-right in Estonia (Associated Press, 3/05/07)

The party of Estonia's prime minister, who pledged to preserve the market-friendly policies credited with the Baltic nation's growth, narrowly won parliamentary elections Sunday, official preliminary results showed.

Prime Minister Andrus Ansip's center-right Reform Party had 27.8 percent of the votes, ahead of the left-leaning Center Party led by Edgar Savisaar, which had 26.1 percent, the Electoral Committee said, with nearly all districts counted.

An EU and NATO member since 2004, Estonia is known for its Internet technology and is the hub of the online telephone company Skype.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 5, 2007 12:00 AM
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