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Kaja Kallas PM of Estonia resigns to form a new government.


Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia resigned on Thursday in order to form a new coalition government in the Baltic nation.

Tomorrow, she will call a special session of parliament to request a “mandate for the new government coalition” with the small conservative Fatherland “Isamaa” party and the opposition Social Democratic Party.

Kallas stated in a statement that the current executive must resign in order for a new government to be formed. Together, the three parties will hold a majority of the 101 seats in the Riigikogu.

Following the reshuffle, Estonian President Alar Karis tweeted that he had asked Kallas to form a new government “quickly.”

The agreement prevents Kallas, Estonia’s first female prime minister, from leading a minority government dominated by a single party.

Karis stated last week that the new Cabinet has no time to rest due to Estonia’s economic woes and Russia’s war in Ukraine.

“Estonia will have new ministers who must immediately begin leading our people through inflation and what lies ahead for energy prices this fall and winter,” Karis said.

According to Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, Estonia’s annual inflation rate reached 22 percent in June, the highest in the 19-nation eurozone. The price of energy is one of the primary causes of inflation.

In March, the nation is scheduled to hold general elections

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