Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 110

Reuter reported on Wednesday that the coalition government of the Baltic state of Estonia was on the verge of total collapse when the Coalition Party asked its partner the Rural Union to quit the government with it. "We have just decided we will ask the Rural Union to leave the governing coalition with us," Mart Siimann, head of the Coalition Party parliamentary faction, said in a radio interview. The news followed the sacking of Interior Minister Edgar Savisaar by President Lennart Meri. Savisaar was head of the third coalition member, the Centrist Party, but Estonian radio reported he has now resigned as party chief.

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