Prime Minister of Estonia

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The Prime Minister of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi Peaminister) is the head of government of the Republic of Estonia. The prime minister is chosen by the President and conferred by Parliament. This is usually the leader of the largest party or coalition in the Parliament. The current Prime Minister is Andrus Ansip, who took office on 12 April 2005, representing the coalition of Estonian Reform Party (Eesti Reformierakond), the Estonian Centre Party (Eesti Keskerakond), and the People's Union of Estonia (Eestimaa Rahvaliit).

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Prime Ministers

1918 to 1922

Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Konstantin Päts 1 24 February 1918 9 May 1919 Union of Rural People
2 Otto Strandman 9 May 1919 18 November 1919 Estonian Labour Party
3 Jaan Tõnisson 18 November 1919 28 July 1920 Estonia People's Party
4 Ado Birk 2 28 July 1920 30 July 1920 Estonia People's Party
Jaan Tõnisson (2nd time) 3 30 July 1920 26 October 1920 Estonia People's Party
5 Ants Piip 26 October 1920 21 December 1920 Estonian Labour Party

1934 to 1937

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Konstantin Päts (2nd Time) 24 January 1934 3 September 1937 Non-party

1938 to 1940

Name Took Office Left Office Party
6 Kaarel Eenpalu 4 9 May 1938 12 October 1939 Non-party
7 Jüri Uluots 12 October 1939 21 June 1940 National Association
8 Johannes Vares 21 June 1940 25 August 1940 Estonian Communist Party

1991 to Present

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Edgar Savisaar (acting) August 20 1991 January 29 1992 Popular Front of Estonia
Tiit Vähi (acting) January 29 1992 October 21 1992 (none)
9 Mart Laar October 21 1992 November 8 1994 Pro Patria Union
10 Andres Tarand November 8 1994 April 17 1995 (none)
11 Tiit Vähi (2nd time) April 17 1995 March 17 1997 Estonian Coalition Party
12 Mart Siimann March 17 1997 March 25 1999 Estonian Coalition Party
Mart Laar (2nd time) March 25 1999 January 28 2002 Pro Patria Union
13 Siim Kallas January 28 2002 April 10 2003 Estonian Reform Party
14 Juhan Parts April 10 2003 April 12 2005 Res Publica
15 Andrus Ansip April 12 2005 Estonian Reform Party

Footnotes

  • Note 1: Päts was imprisoned untill 20 November 1918, from the time he was appointed to the post of Prime Minister till the time he was released, Jaan Poska assumed the duties of Prime Minister of his behalf.
  • Note 2: Though appointed, Birk never assumed the office.
  • Note 3: Was acting Prime Minister from July 29 to July 30 1920.
  • Note 4: Was acting Prime Minister from time of appointment till 9 May 1938.

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