Taavi Rõivas yesterday became the European Union’s youngest Prime Minister as his coalition cabinet was sworn in. The new Prime Minister is a member of Reformierakond, the Estonian Reform Party, which is a member of the ALDE Party.
Commenting on the news, President of the ALDE Party Sir Graham Watson MEP said: “On behalf of European Liberals and Democrats, I welcome the new coalition government lead by the Estonian Reform Party, a member of the ALDE Party, and the nomination of Taavi Rõivas as Prime Minister. At the age of 34 he is Europe’s youngest Prime Minister and I am confident that he will bring plenty of energy and enthusiasm to the position. We look forward to working with his government.”
“I would also like to pay tribute to outgoing Prime Minister Andrus Ansip who led the country since April 2005. He has been an active member of the European Liberal Democrats and served his country tirelessly in his efforts to stabilise Estonia’s economic situation and promote individual freedoms.”
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The Reform Party holds 33 seats out of 101 in the Estonian Parliament.