Thursday, March 08, 2007

Estonia: No EK-SDE Talks

In the aftermath of the Estonian elections, the parties continue to seek alliances with a view to the forming of a government coalition. In the latest development, Social Democrat (SDE) leader Randel Länts has rejected overtures by the Centrists (EK) aimed at talks on a Centrist-Social Democrat alliance.

Update (March 9): The Reform Party hopes to begin coalition talks on Sunday, with possible partners now including the Res Publica/Pro Patria Alliance, the Greens and the Social Democrats, Postimees reports. Centrist Edgar Savisaar has announced his intention of leading the opposition in the new parliament.
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