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Kaza Kalas becomes Estonia’s first female Prime Minister, sworn in 15-member cabinet

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The first female Prime Minister is sworn in Estonia’s new two-party coalition government. Kaza Kalas, a 43-year-old advocate for the 15-member cabinet and a former European MP, was made the Prime Minister of the 101-seat Rigikogu legislature on Tuesday. President Kersti Kaljulaid administered the oath to Kaza.

After achieving independence in 1991, for the first time in Estonia, a woman has been made Prime Minister. Let us know that as soon as Estonia became Prime Minister, Caja Kalas has promised to restore the reputation of the Baltic nation after two years. “We will again build our relationship with our allies, our neighbors, and we will try to emerge as a good country to invest in,” Kaza Kailas said after taking oath in Tallinn on Tuesday.

Allegations of corruption on former Prime Minister

Former Estonia Prime Minister Juri Ratas was accused of corruption after which he resigned as Prime Minister. He submitted his resignation to President Kersti Kaljulaid. He also gave information about this on his social media. At the same time, he said that he has taken this decision after consultation with the Parliament of Rigikogu legislature and with his colleagues.

Formation of new cabinet

A new cabinet has been formed, dismissing the cabinet of former Prime Minister Jury Ratas. Kalas has emphasized on gender balance in the formation of a new cabinet. Several women have held key positions such as Rét Kate Paints-Rosimanas as Finance Minister and Eva-Maria Limeets of the Czech Republic as Foreign Minister of Estonia.

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