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Ivari Padar

Ivari Padar
Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
7 April 2014
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Helir-Valdor Seeder
Member of the European Parliament
for Estonia
In office
7 June 2009 – 6 April 2014
Minister of Finance
In office
5 April 2007 – 21 May 2009
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Preceded by Aivar Sõerd
Succeeded by Jürgen Ligi
Minister of Agriculture
In office
25 March 1999 – 28 January 2002
Prime Minister Mart Laar
Preceded by Andres Varik
Succeeded by Jaanus Marrandi
Personal details
Born (1965-03-12) March 12, 1965
Navi, Estonia
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Kristel Padar [1]
Children 2 (from a previous marriage)
Alma mater University of Tartu

Ivari Padar (born 12 March 1965 in Navi, Võru Parish, Võru County[2][3]) is an Estonian politician, Minister of Agriculture, former Minister of Finance[2] and former chairman of the Estonian Social Democratic Party.[3][4] He was Deputy Mayor of Võru from 1993 to 1994, Executive Chairman of the Võru Farmers Union from 1994 to 1995, and Assistant to the Chancellor at the Finance Ministry from 1995 to 1997.[2][3] He was Minister of Agriculture from 1999 to 2002,[2][3] Chairman of Võru City Council from 2002 to 2005, and a member of the Riigikogu from 2003 to 2007. In April 2007 he became Minister of Finance.[2] He led the Social Democratic Party from 2003 to 2009.[3] In 2009 he was elected Member of the European Parliament.

He is a member of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group.[5]


Judoka Martin Padar is Ivari Padar's cousin.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Ivari Padar jäi vastuvõtul jalgupidi abikaasa kleidi sisse kinni".  
  2. ^ a b c d e CV at Estonian government website.
  3. ^ a b c d e Profile at Party of European Socialists website.
  4. ^ Social Democratic Party website.
  5. ^ "About Us – Reconciliation of European Histories Group".  
  6. ^ "Et vend Ivari ei peaks pärast istungit kaposse minema" (in Estonian).  
Political offices
Preceded by
Andres Varik
Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Jaanus Marrandi
Preceded by
Aivar Sõerd
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Jürgen Ligi
Preceded by
Helir-Valdor Seeder
Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by

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