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For the first time in history, Estonia will be led by a woman prime minister

For the first time in history, Estonia will be led by a woman prime minister

Estonia's two largest political parties reached an agreement to form a new government to be led by a woman Prime Minister, Kaja Kallas.

This is the first time in the history of the Baltic country that a woman has been elected to head the government who will replace the previous cabinet that collapsed following a corruption scandal that became public in the early months.

The center-right party council, the Reform Party and the center-right party council voted Sunday in favor of unification in a cabinet led by Kaja Kallas, who also heads the Reform Party.

Both parties have decided to have seven ministerial portfolios in addition to the post of Prime Minister Callas in the 15-member government.

In a statement, Kallas said that the Reform Party and the Center Party "will form a government that will continue to effectively resolve the Covid-19 crisis, keep Estonia ahead and develop all areas and regions of the country." ".

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Yuri Ratas resigned on January 13 due to the scandal, but insisted that he personally had done nothing wrong.

His resignation has resulted in the dissolution of the governing coalition, so President Kersti Kaljulaid has asked leader Callas to form the new government.

Article taken from politico.eu, translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al.