Estonia PM resigns after justice minister gets no-confidence vote

[JURIST] Estonian prime minister Juhan Parts [official profile] dissolved his government and announced his resignation Monday after parliament voted no-confidence in Justice Minister Ken-Marti Vaher [official profile] and a controversial new anti-corruption plan. Vaher's plan had called for a system of quotas for the number of corruption cases regional prosecutors would have to hear every year. Parliament felt Vaher's proposed quota system was similar to Soviet-era politics. Estonian President Arnold Ruutel now has two weeks to nominate a new prime minister. Parts indicated he would attempt to form and lead a new government. Read Parts' speech dissolving the government. AP has more.

 

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