Estonians vote; pro-NATO premier faces pro-Russian opposition

March 1, 2015 8:15 AM

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Estonians vote; pro-NATO premier faces pro-Russian opposition

TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election with center-right Prime Minister Taavi Roivas favored to form a new pro-NATO coalition and fend off a challenge by an opposition party that wants better ties with neighboring Russia.

Roivas' Reform Party, which has stressed fears of Russian interference in Estonia after Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea region last year, led with 26 percent support in a final TNS EMOR poll on Friday against 22 for the center-left Centre Party.

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