Former Postimees Editor in Chief Joins IRL
Anvar Samost, who was in effect sacked as the editorial head of Postimees, has joined coalition party IRL and will run for the European Parliament in a few months.
“Looking at Estonia's party political landscape, IRL has tried to do the most for Estonia in the 1990s and now,” Samost said at a press conference today.
He said if he is not elected to the European Parliament, he will continue in politics.
Samost opened a online petition at the beginning of February calling for PM Andrus Ansip to drop plans of visiting the Sochi Olympic games. The petition collected nearly 1,000 votes, including a number of other IRL politicians.
Samost worked for the Baltic News Service (BNS) from 1995 until 2011, leading the company for last five years. He worked for Postimees from 2011-13, and stepped down last fall.