Tallinn Mayor and Center Party chief Edgar Savisaar halted part way through a speech he was giving today at the annual opinion leaders' lunch in Pärnu due to what party representatives are saying was a blood pressure drop.
The Center Party released a statement saying that Savisaar felt a slight weakness near the final stages of his speech and thought stopping the presentation was the best option.
ERR correspondent Ester Vilgats, who was at the scene, said Savisaar experienced a noticeable health problem and sought the help of his adviser Moonika Batrakova. Savisaar rested on a couch for 5-6 minutes and then left Pärnu. No ambulance was called.
In the afternoon, leading Center Party MP Kadri Simson told ERR radio that Savisaar had had a blood pressure drop and was currently fine. Savisaar did not attend a planned ERR radio show at 14:00.
Savisaar's press representatives could not be reached for comment about whether he sought medical attention.
The 62-year-old has experienced health issues in the past - a heart attack in 2003 and a hospital stay due to fainting during his China visit in 2005.