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1ST LEAD Ruling Reform Party loses majority in Estonian Parliament By Alexander Welscher, dpa

Tallinn (dpa) – The governing coalition of Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas lost its majority in Parliament, final election results showed Monday, with Roivas‘ Reform Party and its Social Democratic partner losing seven seats.

The Reform Party, however, remains the strongest force in the 101-member Parliament with 30 seats, allowing Roivas to continue as premier.

The pro-NATO, free-market liberals received 27.7 per cent of Sunday‘s vote, nearly unchanged from the 28 per cent it received in the 2010 election.

The leftist Centre Party was the runner-up, capturing 27 seats, while the Social Democrats won 15.

The conservative electoral alliance IRL won 14 seats, followed by the Free Party with eight seats and the Conservative People‘s Party with seven.

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