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Estonian Prime Minister resigns, accused of corruption

Estonian Prime Minister resigns, accused of corruption

The Prime Minister of Estonia, Juri Ratas, has resigned today after a corruption probe was launched against him for a property development project in the capital.

Ratas, who has denied any wrongdoing, will have to formally announce his resignation at a government meeting and before the Assembly.

It is now up to the President to nominate the next head of government in parliament within two weeks.

Yuri Ratas made the decision to resign after a meeting with party structures on Tuesday, where the charges against him were discussed.

Prosecutors allege that the capital development project was promised to a company, which bribed a sum of 1m euros to the ruling party and promised to support it in the next elections.

Now that the prime minister has resigned and an investigation has been launched against him, the country will go to new elections to be held in March 2023.

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