|18th Prime Minister of Estonia|
Assumed office |
23 November 2016
|Preceded by||Taavi Rõivas|
|Leader of the Centre Party|
Assumed office |
5 November 2016
|Preceded by||Edgar Savisaar|
|Mayor of Tallinn|
15 November 2005 – 5 April 2007
|Preceded by||Tõnis Palts|
|Succeeded by||Edgar Savisaar|
2 July 1978|
|Political party||Centre Party|
|Alma mater||Tallinn University of Technology|
Jüri Ratas (born 2 July 1978 in Tallinn) is an Estonian politician who is the current leader of the Centre Party and the Prime Minister of Estonia. He acted as the Vice-President of the Riigikogu and Mayor of Tallinn from 2005 to 2007. As a Mayor of Tallinn he initiated the European Green Capital programme.
In 2013 he proposed to increase the minimum tax from 2000 to 2250 krooni, a process which was 5 years in the making.
In 2015 parliamentary election, Ratas was re-chosen to the parliament with 7,932 individual votes. In March he was elected as the Second Deputy Speaker of the parliament.
On 5 November 2016, Ratas was elected to succeed Edgar Savisaar as the leader of the Center Party.
After Taavi Rõivas' second cabinet split in November 2016 due to internal struggle, coalition talks began between Center Party, Social Democratic Party and Pro Patria and Res Publica Union. On 19 November, the three parties agreed on the conditions of the new coalition led by Ratas. Ratas was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Estonia on 23 November.
He is married and has one daughter and two sons.
- http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/about_submenus/background.html Archived July 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Jüri Ratas: Tulumaksuvaba miinimum peab tõusma" [Jüri Ratas: the minimum tax should be increased]. Saarte Hääl (in Estonian). April 24, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
- "Riigikogu valimised 2015: Detailne hääletamistulemus". Vabariigi Valimiskomisjon. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- "Eiki Nestor re-elected as Parliament Speaker, Seeder and Ratas as deputies". ERR. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- "Jüri Ratas elected chairman of the Center Party". ERR. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Prime Minister loses no confidence vote, forced to resign". ERR. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Coalition agreement ready, ministries distributed". ERR. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "49th cabinet of Estonia sworn in under Prime Minister Jüri Ratas". ERR. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
|Mayor of Tallinn
| Succeeded by|
|Prime Minister of Estonia
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Centre Party