Former Prime Minister Edgar Savisaar Edgar Savisaar was an Estonian politician. died on Thursday at the age of 72.
Edgar Savisaar Edgar Savisaar was an Estonian politician. (May 31, 1950–December 29, 2022) was an Estonian politician, one of the founders of the People's Front ( Rahvarinne The Peoples Front of Estonia - Eestimaa Rahvarinne; RR was a political organisation in Estonia in the late 80s and early 90s. ), Prime Minister of the Estonian SSR 1990-1991, Acting Prime Minister 1991-1992, former chairman of the Center Party (Keskerakond).
Savisaar was a member of five parliaments between 1992 and 2007. From 1992 to 1995, he was the deputy chairman of the Riigikogu The unicameral parliament of Estonia. .
Savisaar has been awarded the National Coat of Arms I and II Class Meritorious Order and the Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). Coat of Arms. Savisaar has also been awarded the Order of the Three Stars of Latvia.
" Edgar Savisaar Edgar Savisaar was an Estonian politician. was controversial, but in spite of everything, he was a politician with a brilliant mind, a great personality, and he has a definite place in Estonian history. We are grateful for everything he did for the restoration of Estonia's independence," Prime Minister Kaja Kallas Estonian politician. wrote on social media.
"Estonian politics for three decades would have been more boring without Edgar Savisaare and there would have been less color in it," said President Alar Karis President of Estonia. after Edgar Savisaare's departure.
"We will remember the important role he played in the restoration of Estonia's independence, when he initially led the People's Front and then the government, and later in shaping the political landscape of Estonia, as the chairman of the Center Party. The forcefulness of his thoughts and actions, as well as occasional contradictions, deservedly earned him the nickname "Rhinoceros", wrote Karis.
"Savisaar founded the People's Front, made an invaluable contribution to the restoration of Estonia's independence, and served the country of Estonia as prime minister, multiple minister and long-time mayor of Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). . He also founded and led Estonia's largest political party, the Center Party, for more than twenty years," said Jüri Ratas Estonian politician. , the current leader of the Center Party.
Savisaar's performances on Estonian Television brought him wider public recognition, where he began participating in political programs in 1988. In the spring of 1988, Savisaar came up with the idea of forming the People's Front in support of perestroika in the TV series «Mõtleme veel». He became the leader of the People's Front and one of the leaders of the Estonian singing revolution.
In 1990, Edgar Savisaar Edgar Savisaar was an Estonian politician. became the Prime Minister of the Transitional Government of Estonia. After the restoration of Estonia's independence, he resigned as head of government in January 1992 under the conditions of the economic crisis.
Savisaar was also the prime minister on May 15, 1990, when the Interliikumine against the restoration of Estonian independence organized a rally in front of the Estonian government building in Toompea in Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). , which escalated into a violent attack on Toompea Castle. Savisaar made a public address to the people of Estonia on the radio, as a result of which the pro-independence Estonian people gathered at Toompea Castle and, together with the police, prevented the violent occupation of both the parliament and the government building. The words spoken in Savisaar's radio address «Toompead is attacked! I repeat, Toompea is under attack!" has become a much-quoted phrase.
Active members of the People's Front formed the Central Party on October 12, 1991 at the initiative of Savisaar. Savisaar resigned as chairman of the Center Party on October 10, 1995 after the tape scandal, but the Congress of the Center Party re-elected him to the position on March 30, 1996. Savisaar was then chairman of the Center Party until November 6, 2016, when the Congress of the Center Party elected Jüri Ratas Estonian politician. as chairman.
From April 2007 to September 2015, Savisaar was the mayor of Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). . On September 30, 2015, the court removed Savisaar from the post of mayor of Tallinn Tallinn, the largest city and capital of Estonia (population 440 000). , because the security police suspected him of repeated bribery.
On June 5, 2018, the Harju County County in northern Estonia(pop. 620,000). Court terminated the criminal proceedings against Savisaar due to his incurable illness, the court's decision entered into force on December 21 of the same year, when the Supreme Court also agreed to the termination of the criminal proceedings.
In recent years, Edgar Savisaar Edgar Savisaar was an Estonian politician. lived in the Hundisilma farm in Lääne-Virumaa, withdrawn from public life.