Estonia looks set for first ever female prime minister

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Estonia looks set for first ever female prime minister

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THE republic of Estonia has just had a General Election – and, as has happened in so many countries across Europe, far-right groups have made gains, though not enough to give them power.

Former MEP Kaja Kallas is set to become the country’s first female prime minister after her centrist opposition party, Reform, came top in the election on Sunday, with 28.8% of the vote, ahead of centre-left prime minister Juri Ratas’s party on 23%.

If Kallas forms the government as expected, she will join Kersti Kaljulaid, Estonia’s first woman president, in office.

Click here to read the full article published by The National Scotland on 06 March 2019.

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