Estonia politics: Political crisis in Estonia deepens after call for no confidence vote

15:08 Nov. 8, 2016

Political crisis in Estonia deepens after call for no confidence vote

Kersti Kaljulaid, background on the podium, takes the oath of office during her inauguration in the parliament in Tallinn, Estonia, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Ruling coalition broke apart after two out of three parties refused to work with PM Taavi Rõivas

Estonian coalition government may collapse by the end of the week. Two junior coalition partners - the Social Democrats and Pro-Patria and Res Publica Union - called on the prime minister to resign. The opposition also called for a vote of no confidence.

The government is blamed for weak tax and economic policy that causes economic sluggishness.  

Read more Russia already wages war on Europe – Estonian PM

 "The Estonian state leadership needs new energy and fresh ideas," said Jevgeni Ossinovski, chairman of the Estonian Social Democrats, according to Guardian.

Read more Russia undermines international order - Estonian PM

The voting is scheduled on Wednesday, November 9. In order to be successful, the opposition needs to gain 51 votes. It has only 42 seats in parliament. 

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