President of Estonia


President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of EstoniaToomas Hendrik Ilves

Date of Birth: 26 December 1953
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Political Party: NA
Arrival in Power: 9 October 2006
Religion: NA
Profession: Diplomat, Journalist

Biography:


Toomas Hendrik Ilves was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1953. Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the current President of Estonia. Toomas Hendrik Ilves obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from Colombia University and a master's from the University of Pennsylvania.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves took part in the Estonian independence movement. Once independence was attained he became Estonia's ambassador to the United States and also to the other North American countries. Following this he served as minister of Foreign affairs on two occasions. Toomas Hendrik Ilves ran in the 2006 presidential elections as the candidate for a coalition of political parties and he was eventually elected. Toomas Hendrik Ilves was re-elected in 2011.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toomas_Hendrik_Ilves

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Prime Minister of Estonia


Prime Minister Taavi Roivas of EstoniaTaavi Roivas

Date of Birth: 26 September 1979
Birth Place: Tallinn, Estonia
Political Party: Reform Party
Arrival in Power: 26 March 2014
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

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Taavi Roivas was born in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1979. Taavi Roivas is the current Prime Minister of Estonia.

Taavi Roivas began working for the Reform Party of Estonia in 1998. He held several posts as an aide to some of the Reform Party's top ministers. He would go on to be elected to municipal offices before being elected to the Parliament of Estonia in 2007.

Taavi Roivas eventually went on to serve as the Minister of Social Affairs in 2012. In 2014 Prime Minister Andrus Ansip announced he was stepping down and Taavi Roivas was chosen to replace him.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrus_Ansip

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Estonia


Andrus AnsipAndrus Ansip

Date of Birth: 1 October 1956
Birth Place: Tartu, Estonia
Political Party: Estonian Reform Party
Arrival in Power: 12 April 2005
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Andrus Ansip was born in Tartu, Estonia, in 1956. Andrus Ansip is the current Prime Minister of Estonia. Andrus Ansip obtained a degree in Chemistry from the University of Tartu.

Andrus Ansip worked for the Estonian Communist Party in the region of Tartu and served at the People's Bank of Tartu. Andrus Ansip was elected Mayor of Tartu in 1998, and held this post until 2004. In 2004 he became Minister of Economic, and he was named prime minister in 2005.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrus_Ansip

Updated on: February 25th, 2015