Estonia's pro-NATO Reform party wins vote overshadowed by Russia

Voters at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Tallinn on March 1, 2015Estonia’s governing pro-NATO Reform party topped parliamentary elections Sunday, defeating a Kremlin-oriented rival amid concerns over a militarily resurgent Russia, but analysts warned that forging a coalition would be difficult. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is expected to ask Reform chief, outgoing Prime Minister Taavi Roivas, to build a coalition on the basis of the 30 seats his party won in the 101-member parliament. “The Reform Party is the 2015 winner of the parliamentary elections,” Roivas announced on Estonia’s ERR public television late Sunday as official results showed his centrist Reform party won despite losing three seats.

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