Estonia: Heads of State: 1937-1940

Riigihoidja | State Protector [1]
3 Sep 1937 - 24 Apr 1938 Konstantin Päts
Vabariigi President | President of the Republic
24 Apr 1938 - 21 Jul 1940 Konstantin Päts (x) [2]
Vabariigi Presidendi ülesannetes | Acting President of the Republic [3]
21 Jul 1940 - 25 Aug 1940 Johannes Vares [4]

[1] From 1 Jan 1938 pending the election and installation of a Vabariigi President
[2] The instruments of transfer of presidential duties to Prime Minister (Vares) and his acceptance of office were signed at about 23:00 21 Jul 1940. Both documents were not made public as the issue of Official Gazette bearing these acts was withdrawn from circulation. A resolution of Riigivolikogu terminating the tenure of Päts was passed 23 Jul 1940, followed by another act of acceptance signed by Vares at about 17:00 23 Jul 1940.
[3] Normally as part of the formula Peaminister, Vabariigi Presidendi ülesannetes (Prime Minister, Acting President of the Republic) in promulgating legislative acts. Also in limited official use: Vabariigi Presidendi ülesandeis.
[4] Always referred to as Vares-Barbarus (literary byname: Barbarus).
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