Robert Lepikson

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Robert Lepikson
Minister of the Interior
In office
5 May 1997 – 28 January 1998
Prime Minister Mart Siimann
Preceded by Riivo Sinijärv
Succeeded by Olari Taal
Personal details
Born (1952-06-14)14 June 1952
Tallinn, Estonia
Died 1 July 2006(2006-07-01) (aged 54)
Rakvere, Estonia

Robert Lepikson (14 June 1952 – 1 July 2006) was an Estonian politician, businessman and rally driver/co-driver.

As a rally driver, he was the Estonian champion three times, winner of the Baltic Cup and was the head of the Estonian motosport league.

As a politician, he switched party memberships several times, having been a member of the Estonian Coalition Party, the Estonian Centre Party and the People's Union of Estonia. He was the mayor of Tallinn for 7 months in 1996 and 1997. He lost his position as a result of conflicts caused by his out-spoken nature regarding fellow politicians in public.

In 1999, he was involved in a scandal in Estonian politics, in which Mart Laar used Edgar Savisaar's picture as a target on a shooting range.

He died of a stroke in 2006.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Priit Vilba
Mayor of Tallinn
November 1996 – May 1997
Succeeded by
Ivi Eenmaa
Preceded by
Riivo Sinijärv
Minister of the Interior
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Olari Taal
Preceded by
Tiit Soosaar
Governor of Võru County
1998–2000
Succeeded by
Mait Klaassen