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Estonian prime minister Andrus Ansip's Reform Party has retained power after winning the general election held on 4th March.

The centre-right party captured 27.8% of the votes in an election that was the first in the world to include online voting. Turnout has been announced as 61 per cent.

Coalition partner the Centre Party picked up 26.2 per cent, while the main opposition group - the IRL union - came in third place with 17.8 per cent of the votes.

"The strong support to two big governing parties shows that people are happy with the policies of this government," Mr Ansip declared.

6 March 2007

 Last updated: 07/03/2007 15:23:00

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