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Jüri Ratas

Jüri Ratas

Jüri Ratas is an Estonian politician who is the current leader of the Centre Party and the Prime Minister of Estonia. He acted as the Vice-President of the Riigikogu and Mayor of Tallinn from 2005 to 2007. As a Mayor of Tallinn he initiated the European Green Capital programme.
Jüri Ratas
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17th Prime Minister of Estonia
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 November 2016
President Kersti Kaljulaid
Preceded by Taavi Rõivas
Leader of the Centre Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 November 2016
Preceded by Edgar Savisaar
Mayor of Tallinn
In office
15 November 2005 – 5 April 2007
Preceded by Tõnis Palts
Succeeded by Edgar Savisaar
Personal details
Born 2 July 1978
Tallinn, Estonia
Political party Centre Party
Spouse(s) Karin Ratas
Children 3
Alma mater Tallinn University of Technology

In 2013 he proposed to increase the minimum tax from 2000 to 2250 krooni, a process which was 5 years in the making.

In 2015 parliamentary election, Ratas was reelected to the parliament with 7,932 individual votes. In March he was elected as the Second Deputy Speaker of the parliament.

On 5 November 2016, Ratas was elected to succeed Edgar Savisaar as the leader of the Centre Party.

After Taavi Rõivas’ second cabinet split in November 2016 due to internal struggle, coalition talks began between Centre Party, Social Democratic Party and Pro Patria and Res Publica Union. On 19 November, the three parties agreed on the conditions of the new coalition led by Ratas. Ratas was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Estonia on 23 November.

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He is married and a father of three.

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