Ansip outlasts the rest

  • 2013-10-28
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonian Reform Party chairman, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will become the longest-standing prime minister in the European Union since the prime minister of Luxemburg, Jean-Claude Juncker, who held that position so far, will lose his job, reports Postimees Online.

Juncker, who has worked as the prime minister for almost 19 years, will lose his job since Grand Duke Henri made last week a proposal for forming a coalition with Socialists and Greens to Liberals chairman Xavier Bettel.

Ansip has been Estonia’s prime minister since April 13, 2005. First, he headed the Reform Party, Center Party and People’s Union government till spring 2007, then the Reform Party, Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (PRU) and Social Democratic Party government and since summer 2009, the coalition consists of Reform Party and PRU.