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Andrus Ansip's second cabinet

The Andrus Ansip's second cabinet was the Cabinet of Estonia between 5 April 2007 and 6 April 2011.[1] It was a coalition cabinet of the free market liberal Estonian Reform Party, conservative Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica and Social Democratic Party.

Andrus Ansip's second cabinet
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45th cabinet of Estonia
2007–2011
Portrait Andrus Ansip.jpg
Date formed5 April 2007
Date dissolved6 April 2011
People and organisations
Head of stateToomas Hendrik Ilves
(2006-present)
Head of governmentAndrus Ansip
No. of ministers14
Member partiesEstonian Reform Party,
Pro Patria and Res Publica Union
Social Democratic Party (2007–2009)
Opposition partiesSocial Democratic Party (2009–),
Estonian Centre Party
History
Election(s)2007 election
Legislature term(s)4 years
PredecessorAndrus Ansip's first cabinet
SuccessorAndrus Ansip's third cabinet

As in the dire economic situation the government turned out incapable to solve the problem of required budget cuts the Social Democratic Party left from the coalition on 21 May 2009 and its three ministers were relieved from their posts. Coalition talks with the People's Union of Estonia were derailed on 1 June 2009 by councils of the People's Union and of the Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica. Therefore, from 4 June 2009 the cabinet continued as a minority cabinet with 50 seats out of 101 in the Riigikogu.[2]

It was succeeded by Ansip's next cabinet on 6 April 2011 after the 2011 election.

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Government's Office
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip13 April 200526 March 2014Reform
Ministry of Finance
Minister of Finance Ivari Padar5 April 200721 May 2009Social Democratic
 Jürgen Ligi4 June 2009to the next cabinetReform
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet13 April 2005to the next cabinetReform
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Minister of Economic Affairs
and Communications
 Juhan Parts6 April 2007to the next cabinetPro Patria and Res Publica
Ministry of Justice
Minister of Justice Rein Lang13 April 20056 April 2011Reform
Ministry of Defence
Minister of Defence Jaak Aaviksoo5 April 20076 April 2011Pro Patria and Res Publica
Ministry of Culture
Minister of Culture Laine Jänes5 April 20076 April 2011Reform
Ministry of the Interior
Minister of the Interior Jüri Pihl5 April 200721 May 2009Social Democratic
 Marko Pomerants4 June 20096 April 2011Pro Patria and Res Publica
Minister of Regional Affairs Vallo Reimaa5 April 200722 January 2008Pro Patria and Res Publica
 Siim Valmar Kiisler23 January 2008to the next cabinetPro Patria and Res Publica
Ministry of Education and Research
Minister of Education and Research Tõnis Lukas5 April 20076 April 2011Pro Patria and Res Publica
Ministry of Environment
Minister of Environment Jaanus Tamkivi5 April 20076 April 2011Reform
Ministry of Social Affairs
Minister of Social Affairs Maret Maripuu5 April 200723 February 2009Reform
 Hanno Pevkur23 February 2009to the next cabinetReform
Minister (Population and Ethnic Affairs) Urve Palo5 April 200721 May 2009Social Democratic
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder6 April 2007to the next cabinetPro Patria and Res Publica

See alsoEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vabariigi valitsus 05.04.2007 - 06.04.2011". Gorenment of Estonia. 17 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Ansip: Eesti saab ajutiselt vähemusvalitsuse". Postimees. 21 May 2009.