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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

No Estonian Consensus




TALLINN, Estonia -- Estonia's Center Party, which topped last weekend's general election, said Tuesday that it was preparing to go into opposition after being prevented by a centrist coalition from forming a government.


Former Prime Minister Edgar Savisaar's left-leaning Center Party took 28 seats in the 101-seat parliament, but an alliance of three centrist blocs clinched a narrow majority of 53 seats and vowed not to work with him.


Nationalist Pro Patria and centrist Reform both took 18 seats while the Moderates won 17.


The three parties have also talked about taking on the centrist Coalition Party of Prime Minister Mart Siimann, which took seven seats.


Official results from the election are expected March 17.