Ratas in 2015
|17th Prime Minister of Estonia|
Assumed office |
23 November 2016
|Preceded by||Taavi Rõivas|
|Leader of the Centre Party|
Assumed office |
5 November 2016
|Preceded by||Edgar Savisaar|
|Mayor of Tallinn|
15 November 2005 – 5 April 2007
|Preceded by||Tõnis Palts|
|Succeeded by||Edgar Savisaar|
2 July 1978|
|Political party||Centre Party|
|Alma mater||Tallinn University of Technology|
Jüri Ratas (born 2 July 1978, in Tallinn) 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 from 2007 to 2016 and Mayor of Tallinn from 2005 to 2007. As a mayor of Tallinn he initiated the European Green Capital programme.
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.
Ratas is married and is a father of three.
- http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/about_submenus/background.html Archived July 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Riigikogu valimised 2015: Detailne hääletamistulemus". Vabariigi Valimiskomisjon. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- "Eiki Nestor re-elected as Parliament Speaker, Seeder and Ratas as deputies". ERR. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- "Jüri Ratas elected chairman of the Center Party". ERR. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Prime Minister loses no confidence vote, forced to resign". ERR. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Coalition agreement ready, ministries distributed". ERR. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "49th cabinet of Estonia sworn in under Prime Minister Jüri Ratas". ERR. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
| Mayor of Tallinn
| Prime Minister of Estonia
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the Centre Party
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