Estonia’s ruling pro-Nato party takes election lead

March 1, 2015 10:04 PM

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Estonia’s ruling centre-right party took the 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.

The Reform Party of prime minister Taavi Roivas, the senior partner in a current two-party coalition, had 29.2 per cent with more than two-thirds of the votes counted against 28.6 per cent it won in the last parliamentary election in 2011.

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