Savisaar on party elections: I don't plan on losing

Center Party chairman Edgar Savisaar. (ERR)
10/3/2016 9:25 AM
Category: News

According to longtime Center Party chairman Edgar Savisaar, he has enough supporters that he does not plan on losing his position in party congress elections slated for early November.

"First of all, my friend [Center MP] Oudekki Loone wrote that she will stand by me even if I should lose at the party congress," Savisaar wrote on social media on Sunday. "I really do not plan on losing. I have plenty of supporters."

The party's longtime chairman continued, "Those who are hoping for me and Oudekki to lose are under the impression that the people don't have a voice. It is believed that if I am deprived of the opportunity to communicate with the media then I am cut off from people. But people are smarter than you think."

Second, he added, one battle is only one battle. "For some reason it is believed as though a final fight will be taking place on Nov. 5. Far from it! We are only just getting started! Regardless of what they think on Toompea Hill and in the Stenbock House."

An extraordinary congress of Estonia's Center Party is scheduled to take place on Nov. 5. Prior to this, the party's council is set to convene as well; it was initially slated to do so on Saturday.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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