Ruling coalition wins Estonian parliamentary elections

Ruling coalition wins Estonian parliamentary elections
# 07 March 2011 08:15 (UTC +04:00)
Baku - APA. Estonia’s ruling coalition triumphed in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, and would stay in power for a second four-year term, APA reports.

The Estonian Reform Party led by Prime Minister Andrus Anship gained 28.6 percent of the vote, and secured 33 seats out of the total 101 in parliament, according to local media reports.

Meanwhile, the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union, also from the ruling coalition, garnered 23 seats by winning 20.5 percent of the vote.

The opposition Estonian Center Party got 26 seats and the Social Democratic Party won 19.

Some 62.9 percent of all 912,565 voters went to the poll, up 1 percent from the voter turnout in the previous elections in 2007.
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