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Putin Critic Kallas Ends Estonian Coalition After Infighting

  • Kallas seeks new government with Social Democrats, Pro Patria
  • Move ends weeks of political squabbling with junior partner
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Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas ended her 16-month governing coalition after weeks of political squabbling, saying she’ll seek to form a new alliance as the Baltic nation confronts its biggest security threat in decades. 

“There needs to be a functioning government that has shared values,” Kallas, the 44-year-old leader whose popularity has soared with her hard line on Russian President Vladimir Putin, said in an interview in Tallinn on Friday.