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Estonian President to EU Centrists: Be a Voice for Disenfranchised

As far-right nationalists look to expand their power in European Parliamentary elections taking place this weekend, Estonia’s president has some advice for politically embattled centrists: don’t blame Brussels for waning political support at home.

A once-shining example of democratic growth, progressive e-governance policies and a hotbed for start-ups and high-tech enterprise in the post-Soviet sphere, Estonia was faced with a groundswell of right-wing populism that rattled the centrist establishment when the Baltic nation’s far-right EKRE took 19 of 101 parliamentary posts in March elections.

The political tremors became a full-blown seismic shift just weeks later when Prime Minister Jüri Ratas invited the …read more

Source: Voice of America

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