The faction of Social Democrats on the Tallinn City Council are planning yet another motion of no-confidence against Mayor Edgar Savisaar, giving him and other top officials 48 hours to step down.
The opposition in Tallinn, consisting of IRL, the Social Democrats and the Reform Party, has been persistent, if ineffective, in their efforts to topple Savisaar, whose Center Party commands 46 seats in the 79-seat council.
Rainer Vakra, the head of the Social Democrat faction and a former Center Party member, said that since Savisaar, deputy mayor Arvo Sarapuu, North Tallinn district elder Karin Tammemägi and deputy elder Priit Kutser are under investigation for suspected abuse of public funds, they cannot continue in office, uudised.err.ee reported today.
The state prosecutor launched an investigation on Monday into the use of the Tallinn city budget to finance advertising featuring Tallinn city officials, all Center Party members, during the 2013 municipal elections. The Internal Security Service will investigate and the Prosecutor's Office will supervise the investigation.