Tõniste, Luik, Kiisler named new IRL ministers

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Wednesday morning meeting of IRL leadership. June 7, 2017.
Wednesday morning meeting of IRL leadership. June 7, 2017. Source: (Siim Lõvi/ERR)

The leadership of the coalition Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) has decided to replace three of it ministers in the Cabinet.

Marko Pomerants will be replaced as Minister of the Environment by Siim Kiisler, while Tooma Tõniste will replace Sven Sester as Minister of Finance and Jüri Luik will replace Margus Tsahkna as Minister of Defence.

IRL's council must approve the changes in lineup on Thursday.

Party chairman Helir-Valdor Seeder will not join the government, opting instead to take over as chairman of IRL's parliamentary group.

Of its current ministers, Urmas Reinsalu will continue as Minister of Justice and Kaia Iva will remain Minister of Social Protection.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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