Monday, 25 January 2021

Estonia is the only country in the world to have a female President and Prime Minister

A new era has begun in Estonian politics. Kaja Kallas is set to become the first female Prime Minister of Estonia, her new government will take office this week. Kallas, a member of the Reform Party,  actually won the last election but couldn't secure a parliamentary majority. When coalition talks failed Juri Ratas remained Prime Minister. Now Kallas is back, with new appointments in her cabinet and after the scandals of last year, people are starting to feel optimistic. The future looks bright in Estonian politcs.  

Kaja Kallas  - Estonia's first female Prime Minister

Changes to the government were announced over the weekend,  new ministers will be:

Feeign Minister - Eva-Maria Liimets
Defence Minister - Kalle Laanet
Finance Minister  - Keit Pentus-Rosimannus
Justice Minister - Maris Lauri
Education Minister - Liina Kersna
Rural Affairs - Urmus Kruuse
Foreign Trade & IT - Andres Sutt

Kaja Kallas with President Kersti Kaljulaid