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Taavi Roivas was PM 974 days

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As the new government led by Juri Ratas is to be sworn in on Wednesday, Prime Minister Taavi Roivas will have been in office for two years and eight months or 974 days.

«Of the things achieved in the past two years and eight months I consider strengthening the presence of allies, taking the administrative reform to the homesretch, lowering labor taxes and keeping the budget in balance the most important,» Roivas was quoted by spokespeople as saying.

«Estonia has been a strong ally in NATO and a valued partner in the European Union. Based on many criteria we are among the best in the world, and in the past three years we have also walked in long strides towards a more secure, prosperous and dynamic society,» he said.

The first Roivas-led government stepped into office on Mar. 26, 2014 when a government coalition was set up by the Reform Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDE). The second government of Roivas assumed office on Apr. 9, 2015 after a government coalition was set up by the Reform Party, SDE and the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL).

President Kersti Kaljulaid is to meet with ministers of the new government formed by the Center Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and appoint it into office. The new government is to be sworn in before the Riigikogu on Wednesday, after which the president will release from office the Taavi Roivas-led government.

During the 974 days in office Roivas made 82 foreign visits, including two NATO summits, 24 EU summits and 13 visits with a business delegation.

During the period 154 meetings and 113 Cabinet meetings were held, and the government adopted 2,939 decisions.

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