Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Couldn't we have just gone on without a government? It worked for Belgium...

If there's one word to describe the state of Estonian domestic politics, it's *sigh*.
After an election that put two new parties into parliament and should have forced a broad multiparty coalition, followed swiftly by the unexpected medium-term exile of the Dark Emperor, we ended up back with basically the same coalition we had after the last elections, with basically all the same old people back in the cabinet.
And there isn't even hope of them being punished by the voters next time around, because at least one of the new parties in parliament turned out to be *literally* made up of neonazis and petty thieves.
Does this intractable political swamp mean that we are well and truly a Western European nation now?


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