Robert Lepikson

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Robert Lepikson
Minister of the Interior
In office
5 May 1997 – 28 January 1998
Prime Minister Mart Siimann
Preceded by Riivo Sinijärv
Succeeded by Olari Taal
Personal details
Born (1952-06-14)June 14, 1952
Died July 1, 2006(2006-07-01) (aged 54)

Robert Lepikson (June 14, 1952 – July 1, 2006 ) was an Estonian politician, businessman and rally driver.

As a rally driver, he was the Estonian champion three times, winner of the Baltic Cup and was the head of the Estonian motosport league.

As a politician, he switched party memberships several times, having been a member of the Estonian Coalition Party, the Estonian Centre Party and the People's Union of Estonia. He was the mayor of Tallinn for 7 months in 1996 and 1997. He lost his position as a result of conflicts caused by his out-spoken nature regarding fellow politicians in public.

In 1999, he was involved in a scandal in Estonian politics, in which Mart Laar used Edgar Savisaar's picture as a target on a shooting range.

He died of a stroke in 2006.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Priit Vilba
Mayor of Tallinn
November 1996 – May 1997
Succeeded by
Ivi Eenmaa
Preceded by
Riivo Sinijärv
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Olari Taal
Preceded by
Tiit Soosaar
Governor of Võru County
Succeeded by
Mait Klaassen