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Jüri Pihl (17 March 1954 – 3 February 2019) was an Estonian politician,[2] a member of the Social Democratic Party.

Jüri Pihl
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Jüri Pihl in 2008.
Minister of the Interior
In office
5 April 2007 – 21 May 2009
Prime MinisterAndrus Ansip
Preceded byKalle Laanet
Succeeded byMarko Pomerants
Personal details
Born(1954-03-17)17 March 1954
Kuressaare, Estonia
Died3 February 2019(2019-02-03) (aged 64)
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Tartu[1]

From 1993 to 2003 he served as the General Director of Kaitsepolitsei, the central security institution in Estonia. After that, from 2003 to 2005 he was the Attorney General of the Republic of Estonia.

From 5 April 2007 to 21 May 2009 he was the Minister of the Interior[2] in the second cabinet of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip. He was dismissed when the Social Democratic Party decided to leave the coalition.

From 7 March 2009 to 16 October 2010 he was the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eesti Entsüklopeedia 14, p. 370. Tallinn 2000. ISBN 9985-70-064-3
  2. ^ a b Ummelas, Ott (27 April 2007). "Estonian Clashes Over Soviet Memorial Leave One Dead (Update5)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 March 2011.

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Preceded by
Kalle Laanet
Minister of the Interior
April 5, 2007 – May 21, 2009
Succeeded by
Marko Pomerants