Ansip to Decide Switch Date, Says Kallas ({{commentsTotal}})

News
News

EU Commissioner Siim Kallas, who recently announced his ambition to succeed PM Andrus Ansip, said that it is the Prime Minister's decision when he will step down as the head of the party.

Speaking on ETV on Friday, Kallas said that he is not a shoe-in for the job, as he has strong candidates who could run against him, such as Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and his own daughter, MP Kaja Kallas.

He said that the party's candidate for the prime minister spot should be given a year to lead the party before parliamentary elections, so that the person can prepare the program and would already have something to show.

The next parliamentary elections take place on March 1, 2015.

Journalist Priit Hõbemägi told Postimees on Saturday that the potential Kallas-Ansip switch is likely to have President Toomas Hendrik Ilves's blessing, and the two told Ilves of the move beforehand. 



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

Ermamaa: The fine art of passing the buck

Admit nothing, blame everyone: those most closely involved in the Ermamaa case don’t need arguments, writes ERR News editor Dario Cavegn.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee