Day: March 4, 2007

Estonia: Reform Party Ahead

With votes still being counted in the Estonian parliamentary elections, it looks probable that the centre-right Reform Party of current Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will form the next government, possibly in a coalition with Mart Laar’s Pro Patria and Res Publica alliance, which has put in a stronger performance than expected, Postimees reports.

Update: the Reform Party is now the official winner of the elections, with 27.7% of the vote. Edgar Savisaar’s Centre Party has 26.2, and the Pro Patria/Res Res Publica Alliance 17.8 per cent of the vote.

MSNBC on Litvinenko – III

At chechnya-sl, Norbert Strade notes:

Daniel McGrory, one of The Times’ leading reporters on the Litvinenko case (we have lots of his articles in our archives), was found dead in his home on 20th February. He allegedly died from a heart attack. Daniel McGrory participated in the same MSNBC program on Litvinenko as American journalist Paul Joyal, who was shot near his home on March 1 (Cf. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl/message/51862).

Obituary:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1421166.ece