Estonia’s ruling Reform Party won elections excluding a coalition with the opposition pro-Kremlin Centre party

Estonia’s governing Reform Party (ALDE) won a national election overshadowed by security concerns sparked by Russia’s role in Ukraine. The Reform Party’s 35-year-old leader, Taavi Roivas (picture), is the youngest prime minister in Europe. (BBC)

The vote reaffirmed support for a coalition government that has urged the West to unite in deterring Russian President Vladimir Putin. Estonia has suffered more frequent breaches of its airspace by Russian military aircraft since Moscow annexed Crimea. (The Moscow Times)

The fresh-faced 35-year-old ruled out a coalition with the opposition pro-Kremlin Centre party, which was up one seat to 27, nodding instead to the Social Democrats, his current junior coalition partners, who scored 15 seats, down by four. (AFP)