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Mart Siimann (born 21 September 1946) was the Prime Minister of Estonia from 1997 to 1999, representing the liberal/centrist Estonian Coalition Party.[1] He was the president of the Estonian Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2012.[1]

Mart Siimann
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12th Prime Minister of Estonia
In office
17 March 1997 – 25 March 1999
PresidentLennart Meri
Preceded byTiit Vähi
Succeeded byMart Laar
Personal details
Born (1946-09-21) 21 September 1946 (age 73)
Kilingi-Nõmme, Estonia
Political partyEstonian Coalition Party
Alma materUniversity of Tartu

Born at Kilingi-Nõmme, Siimann studied at the University of Tartu from 1965 to 1971. In 1971, he graduated as a philologist-psychologist. From 1989 to 1992, he was the director of the Estonian Television and from 1992 to 1995, Managing Director of Advertising Television Co. He was a member of the Estonian Parliament from 1995 to 1997 and from 1999 to 2003, elected as a Coalition Party member (but since 2001 served as the chairman of the centre-left/social democratic association "Mõistuse ja Südamega" ("With Reason and Heart")).


  1. ^ a b Biography of Mart Siimann at the Estonian Olympic Committee, accessed 2010-08-17 (in Estonian) Archived September 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tiit Vähi
Prime Minister of Estonia
1997 - 1999
Succeeded by
Mart Laar
Preceded by
Tiit Nuudi
President of Estonian Olympic Committee
Succeeded by