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Marko Pomerants (born 24 September 1964) is an Estonian politician. He has been the Minister of the Environment since 9 April 2015. Previously, Pomerants has served as the Minister of Social Affairs from 2003 to 2005 and as the Minister of the Interior from 2009 to 2012. Pomerants is a member of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union.

Marko Pomerants
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Minister of the Environment
In office
9 April 2015 (2015-04-09) – 12 June 2017 (2017-06-12)
Prime MinisterTaavi Rõivas
Jüri Ratas
Preceded byMati Raidma
Succeeded bySiim Kiisler
Minister of the Interior
In office
4 June 2009 (2009-06-04) – 6 April 2011 (2011-04-06)
Prime MinisterAndrus Ansip
Preceded byJüri Pihl
Succeeded byKen-Marti Vaher
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
10 April 2003 (2003-04-10) – 13 April 2005 (2005-04-13)
Prime MinisterJuhan Parts
Preceded bySiiri Oviir
Succeeded byJaak Aab
Personal details
Born (1964-09-24) 24 September 1964 (age 54)
Tamsalu, Estonia
Political partyPro Patria and Res Publica Union
Alma materUniversity of Tartu


Early lifeEdit

Marko Pomerants went to Tamsalu High School and completed higher education at the University of Tartu. He has degrees in geology and public administration.

Political careerEdit

Pomerants began his political career in the Lääne-Viru County Environmental Department in 1994. A year later he became the Governor (Estonian: Maavanem) of the county and served for eight years.[1]

In 2003, he was a member of the 10th Riigikogu. On 10 April 2003, Pomerants was appointed Minister of Social Affairs, serving until 13 April 2005.[2]

From 2007 to 2009, he was a member of the 11th Riigikogu.

From 2009 to 2011, Pomerants served as the Minister of the Interior.[3]

In 2015 parliamentary elections, Pomerants was re-elected to the Riigikogu with 2,681 individual votes.[4]

On 9 April 2015, he became the Minister of the Environment in Taavi Rõivas' second cabinet.


  1. ^ "Maavalitsuse / täitevkomitee juhid ja nende ametinimetused" (PDF) (in Estonian). Lääne-Viru Omavalitsuste Liit. 2009.
  2. ^ "Sotsiaalministeeriumi ajalugu" (in Estonian). Sotsiaalministeerium.
  3. ^ "Siseministeerium" [Ministry of the Interior] (in Estonian). Estonia: Estonian Ministry of the Interior. Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
  4. ^ "Riigikogu valimised 2015: Detailne hääletamistulemus". Vabariigi Valimiskomisjon. Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ants Leemets
Governor of Lääne-Viru County
Succeeded by
Riina Kaptein
Preceded by
Siiri Oviir
Minister of Social Affairs
Succeeded by
Jaak Aab
Preceded by
Jüri Pihl
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Ken-Marti Vaher
Preceded by
Mati Raidma
Minister of the Environment