Kaja Kallas becomes Estonia’s first woman prime minister

Kaja Kallas became Estonia’s first female prime minister on Monday after parliament approved her nomination, making it the only country in the world to have both a female president and female prime minister.

President Kersti Kaljulaid, Estonia’s first woman head of state since 2016, asked Kallas to form the government as her pro-business and pro-entrepreneurship Reform Party emerged as the winner of Estonia’s March 2019 general election.

A lawyer and former European Parliament lawmaker, Kallas took the reins of the Reform Party in 2018 as its first female chair. 

“The first thing we are going to deal with is the health crisis,” Kallas said on Monday, alluding to the coronavirus pandemic, BNS wire reported. She has also promised to stop any further investment in the fossil fuel industry.

Full story at: AP News, Reuters

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