After plans for a smooth government shake-up in Estonia failed when Siim Kallas abandoned his bid for the post of prime minister, the business paper Äripäev proposes new elections to clarify the situation:

The best result of new elections would be that the new government could really get down to work after forming a coalition. This would avoid a year of inactivity until the elections, during which all the parties would focus solely on the election campaign. [President] Toomas Hendrik Ilves is only partially right when he says that snap elections would be a bad idea in view of the Ukraine crisis.


Photo: Siim Kallas | BR Archive