Toomas Hendrik Ilves (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈtoːmɑs ˈhendrik ˈilves]; born 26 December 1953) is the fowert Preses o Estonie, in affice syne 2006. Ilves wirked as a diplomat an joornalist, an he wis the leader o the Social Democratic Pairty in the 1990s. He served in the govrenment as Meenister o Foreign Affairs frae 1996 tae 1998 an again frae 1999 tae 2002. Later, he wis a Member o the European Parliament frae 2004 tae 2006. He wis electit as Preses o Estonie bi an electoral college on 23 September 2006 an his term as Preses began on 9 October 2006.