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President Kaljulaid nominated Kaja Kallas the candidate for Prime Minister

President Kaljulaid nominated Kaja Kallas the candidate for Prime Minister © Mattias Tammet/Office of the President

14.01.2021

President Kersti Kaljulaid signed a decree today nominating the Head of Reform Party Kaja Kallas, who received the most seats in parliament in the elections, the candidate for Prime Minister.

“The battle against COVID-19 will continue for a long time. It has disrupted our economy, influenced the ability of our families to cope and their sense of security. Both the Estonian people and I are expecting that Estonia would quickly have an active and competent government, which focuses on handling the pandemic and the economic crisis and on making our lives better,” the Head of State said at the meeting.

Kaja Kallas now has 14 days to give a speech in Riigikogu outlining the principles of the next government and to receive the support of the parliament.