Estonia: Chairmen of the Provisional Diet: 1917-1919

Ajutise Maanõukogu esimees | Chairman of the Provisional Diet [1]
1/14 Jul 1917 - 12/25 Oct 1917 Artur Vallner
12/25 Oct 1917 - 15/28 Nov 1917 Otto August Strandman
15/28 Nov 1917 - 20 Nov 1918 dissolution period [2]
Ajutise Maanõukogu abiesimees | Vice-Chairman of the Provisional Diet (ex officio) [3]
20 Nov 1918 - 27 Nov 1918 Jüri Jaakson [4]
Ajutise Maanõukogu esimees | Chairman of the Provisional Diet
27 Nov 1918 - 3 Feb 1919 Aadu (Ado) Birk
3 Feb 1919 - 23 Apr 1919 Kaarel Parts [5]

[1] The name of the Diet was formally approved by its resolution of 5/18 Jul 1917: Eesti Ajutine Maanõukogu (in Russian: Vremennyj Èstljandskij Gubernskij zemskij sovet, Временный Эстляндский губернский земский совет). Also in official use (in Estonian): Maapäev.
[2] The Diet held its last meeting 15/28 Nov 1917 before it was prevented from holding sessions by a military revolutionary committee in Tallinn, representing the Soviet Russian government.
[3] When the Diet reconvened in Tallinn 20 Nov 1918, Strandman who had been appointed a minister of the Provisional Government did not resume his office as chairman of the Diet.
[4] In office as Vice-Chairman of the Provisional Diet: 12/25 Oct 1917 - 27 Nov 1918.
[5] The Diet held its last meeting 6 Feb 1919 when it passed a resolution to delegate its authority to the Council of Elders (Vanematekogu) which continued to hold meetings to 13 Apr 1919.
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