Ivari Padar

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Ivari Padar
Ivari Padar MEP 01.JPG
Minister of Agriculture
In office
7 April 2014 – 9 April 2015
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Helir-Valdor Seeder
Succeeded by Urmas Kruuse (rural affairs)
Member of the European Parliament
for Estonia
In office
7 June 2009 – 6 April 2014
Minister of Finance
In office
5 April 2007 – 21 May 2009
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Preceded by Aivar Sõerd
Succeeded by Jürgen Ligi
Minister of Agriculture
In office
25 March 1999 – 28 January 2002
Prime Minister Mart Laar
Preceded by Andres Varik
Succeeded by Jaanus Marrandi
Personal details
Born (1965-03-12) 12 March 1965 (age 50)
Navi, Estonia
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Kristel Padar [1]
Children 2 (from a previous marriage)
Alma mater University of Tartu

Ivari Padar (born 12 March 1965[2]) is an Estonian politician. He is a former Minister of Finance,[3] Minister of Agriculture and chairman of the Estonian Social Democratic Party.[2][4]

Padar was born in Navi, Võru Parish, Võru.[3] He was Deputy Mayor of Võru from 1993-94, Executive Chairman of the Võru Farmers Union from 1994-95, and Assistant to the Chancellor at the Finance Ministry from 1995-97.[3][2] He was Minister of Agriculture from 1999-2002,[3][2] Chairman of Võru City Council from 2002-05, and a member of the Riigikogu from 2003-07. In April 2007 he became Minister of Finance.[3] He led the Social Democratic Party from 2003 to 2009.[2] In 2009 he was elected Member of the European Parliament.

He is a member of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group.[5]

Personal[edit]

Judoka Martin Padar is Ivari Padar's cousin.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andres Varik
Minister of Agriculture
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Jaanus Marrandi
Preceded by
Aivar Sõerd
Minister of Finance
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Jürgen Ligi
Preceded by
Helir-Valdor Seeder
Minister of Agriculture
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Urmas Kruuse