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Kallas nominated for Estonian President

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Estonia’s ruling Reform Party has nominated former PM and European Commission member Siim Kallas to run in the upcoming Estonian presidential election.

«With this decision, Siim Kallas will go lead the presidential election, and now it is the place of other parliamentary parties to make a decision,» ERR cited PM and party chairman Taavi Rõivas as stating.

«In case the Riigikogu fails to elect the president, the Reform Party will then have a chance to support Marina Kaljurand in the electoral college,» explained Rõivas.

Estonian MEP Indrek Tarand, who ran against Toomas Hendrik Ilves in the previous presidential election, has evaluated that Kallas’ career can this far be measured in appointments to various political posts, the price of which «is often betrayal on Kallas’ part. Let us recall the agreement reached with [former PM Juhan] Parts, the breakup of [first Estonian post-restoraton PM Mart] Laar’s administration, the deal with [corruption-suspected Tallinn ex-mayor Edgar] Savisaar.»

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