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President of Estonia


Toomas Hendrik IlvesToomas 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. He is the current President of Estonia. He obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from Colombia University and a master's from the University of Pennsylvania. He 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. He ran in the 2006 presidential elections as the candidate for a coalition of political parties and he was eventually elected.



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

Updated on: December 16, 2011

 

 

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. He is the current Prime Minister of Estonia. He obtained a degree in Chemistry from the University of Tartu. He worked for the Estonian Communist Party in the region of Tartu and served at the People's Bank of Tartu. He 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: December 16, 2011