Kersti Kaljulaid

Estonian politician and president of Estonia 2016–2021

Kersti Kaljulaid (born 30 December 1969) is an Estonian politician. She was the fifth President of Estonia, in office from 10 October 2016 until 11 October 2021. She is the first female head of state of Estonia and the youngest ever President, age 46 at the time of her election.[1]

Kersti Kaljulaid
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Kaljulaid in 2019
5th President of Estonia
In office
10 October 2016 – 11 October 2021
Prime MinisterTaavi Rõivas
Jüri Ratas
Kaja Kallas
Preceded byToomas Hendrik Ilves
Succeeded byAlar Karis
Personal details
Born (1969-12-30) 30 December 1969 (age 53)
Tartu, Estonia
Political partyPro Patria Union (2001–2004)
Spouse(s)Georgi-Rene Maksimovski
Alma materUniversity of Tartu

She ran for a second term in 2021, however she did not get enough MP support to become a candidate in the election.[2]


  1. Former European auditor Kersti Kaljulaid elected president of Estonia Estonian World, 2 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. "Speaker calls Riigikogu presidential election session for August 30". Eesti Rahvusringhääling. 14 June 2021.