Estonia's ruling centre-right takes early election lead

March 1, 2015 6:57 PM

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TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia's ruling centre-right party took an early lead after an election on Sunday overshadowed by fears that neighbouring Russia might interfere in the small Baltic State after annexing Ukraine's Crimea region last year.

First returns based on Internet voting, which pollsters say heavily favour the senior coalition partner Reform Party of Prime Minister Taavi Roivas, gave the party 37.5 percent against 28.6 percent it won in the last parliamentary election in 2011.

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