Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of Estonia/Esti
(female suffrage 1918)

Thanks to Erki Holmberg for additional information and corrections

See also Estonia Ministers

Supreme Council (Ülemnõukogu) 1940-92
National Assembly (Riigikogu) from 1992

1940-47 First Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Olga Lauristin 
Later Minister in the Government
. She lived (1903-2005

1947-51 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council F
otinia Voolmäe
She lived (1913-86).

1947-51 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Linda Otto
She lived (1908-1988).

1951-55 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Olga Lund (Gerretz)  
She lived (1912-1998).

1951-55 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Lydia Roots
She lived (1906-1996). 

1955-59 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Minna Klement
1959-67 Non-permanent Deputy Chairperson of the Presidium of the Supreme Council 
Rector of the Estonian Agricultural Academy 1954-1969. She lived (1911-2001). 

1955-59 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Magda Lillemägi
(
b. 1920-).

1955-59 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council 
1959-63 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Magdalena Nahkor  
(b. 1910-)

1959-63 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Leili Ounapu (b. 1929-).

1963-67 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council
Silvia-Rutt Tohv
(b. 1935-).

1963-67 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Vete Koroleva
(b. 1928-).

1963-67 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Evi Kulbas
(b. 1928-).

1967-71 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Laine Ots
(b. 1930-). 

1967-69 Non-permanent Deputy Chairperson of the Presidium of the
Supreme Meta Jangolenko Vannas 
1975-85 Permanent Deputy Chairperson of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Estonian S.S.R. 
Acting Chairperson of the Presidium of the Supreme Council  (Head of State) 25.5.-26.7.1978. She lived (1924-2002). 

1967-71 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council
Hilli Burmeister
1971-75 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council
She lived (1932-1998). 

1967-1971 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Olga Kaasik
She lived  (1919-1971). 

1967-1971 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Miralda Vassiljeva (b. 1930-).

1971-75 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Meeta Kristel 
(b. 1930-).

1971-75 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Mare Teras
(b. 1940-). 

1975-80 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Este Kante 
(b. 1931-).

1975-85 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Galina Vohmjanina
(b. 1939-).

1975-80 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Vilia Tikk
1980-85 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council 
(b. 1932-).  

1980-85 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Elve Raadik
(b. 1944-). 

1985-90 Deputy Speaker of the Supreme Council Niina Bolšakova
(b. 1939-)  

1985-90 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Erika Sakkool
(b. 1941-) 

1985-90 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Ljudmilla Veskimäe
(b. 1935-) 

1985-90 Permanent Deputy Chairperson  of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Maia Leosk
(b. 1944-). 

1985-90 Member of Presidium Valentina Loidap

11990 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Marju Lauristin
1990-92 Deputy Speaker of the Presidium of the Supreme Council  
Sometime Minister. (b. 1940) 

1990-91 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Lehte Sööt (Hainsalu)
(b. 1938-) 

1991-92 Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council Liia Hänni
Also sometime Minister. (b. 1946-).

1999-2001 Deputy Chairperson of the Riigikogu Siiri Oviir
Several times Minister in the government. (b. 1947-). 

2003-06 Chairperson of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma
2006-07 2. Deputy Chairperson
2007-14 Chairperson of the Riigikogu
She is D.Sc., Professor of Astrophysics since 1988, Academician 1997 and Vice-President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences from 1999. Presidential Candidate in 2006. (b. 1944-). 

2006-07 1. Deputy Chairperson Maret Maripuu
MP from 1999, Chairperson of the Talinn City Council 2001-05, Chairperson of the Estonian Reform Party Faction 2003-07 and Minister of Social Affairs 2007-08. (b. 1974-)

2007-09 1. Deputy Chairperson Kristiina Ojuland
Ambassador to the Council of Europe 1993-94,
Minister of Foreign Affairs 2002-04, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2004-07 and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 1996-2002 and since 2007. (b. 1966-).

2011-15 1. Deputy Chairperson Laine Randjärv
Minister of Culture 2007-11.

 

 Last update 15.09.15