TALLINN – Mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas announced on Wednesday that he will leave his current position to take up a seat in the new Estonian parliament.
Aas announced at the city government's press briefing that he will take the oath of member of the parliament on Thursday, which effectively means his resignation from the post of mayor from the same day.
The duties of mayor will be performed on an ad-interim basis by Deputy Mayor Kalle Klandorf.
The outgoing mayor said that on the level of the state, he intends to focus on matters of finance and the economy, as well as stand for broader powers of municipalities.
Aas collected 3,931 votes in the March 3 general election, running in the Tallinn districts of Mustamae and Nomme.
The 14th Riigikogu will gather for its first meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday.