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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The first woman President of Estonia promised to communicate in Russian

For the first time in the history of the Estonian President was a woman – a 47-year-old Kirsty Kaljulaid voted 81 deputies. After his election, the politician managed to make a number of interesting applications.

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Kirsty Kaljulaid

To win elections they should have won 2/3 of votes of deputies of the Parliament, that is at least 68. In the end Kaljulaid enlisted the support of 81 MPs. She was the only candidate.

Kaljulaid Kirsty previously worked as a representative of Estonia in the European counting Board, however, no sharp statements on international issues did not. Local analysts believe it is largely a compromise figure, writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.

After the election Kaljulaid said that is not going to move to the presidential Palace, and will live in his house in Tallinn. The newly elected President also promised to communicate with the Russian-speaking population in their native language.

“We’ll talk. I on your yet rather weak Russian language, but they shall speak as they like. Maybe my accent will encourage them to not hesitate to use Estonian”, – the politician noted.

Kirsty Kaljulaid was born in 1969 and graduated from Tartu University in the specialty “biology”. In 2001 he received a master’s degree in business administration from the same University.

Kaljulaid held a number of senior positions in private and public companies from 2011 Tallinn was represented in the European accounts chamber. Husband policy does the housework and raising three kids.

Earlier in Estonia tried twice to elect a head of state. None of the candidates received enough votes. The powers of the incumbent President Hendrik Ilves to expire in October.


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