Libertas Estonia

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Libertas Estonia
Leader Jaan Laas
Founded 29 November 1994
Headquarters Telliskivi 22-1, Tallinn, 10611
Ideology Anti-Lisbon Treaty, Euroscepticism
International affiliation None
European affiliation Libertas
European Parliament group None
Colours Blue, Gold
Politics of Estonia
Political parties
Elections

Libertas Estonia (Estonian: Libertas Eesti Erakond, LEE) was a political party in Estonia. It intended to contend the 2009 European Parliament elections under a common banner with Libertas.eu.

Estonian Blue Party (1994–2001)[edit]

The Estonian Blue Party (Eesti Sinine Erakond, ESE) was founded on 29 November 1994 in Tallinn, Estonia.[1][2] It was registered at the Harju registry on 28 October 1998, registration number 80053499.[3] It attempted to join the Development Party (Arengupartei) in October 2000 but the attempt failed.[2]

Democrats – Estonian Democratic Party (2001–2009)[edit]

On 1 February 2001 ESE became Democrats – Estonian Democratic Party (Demokraadid – Eesti Demokraatlik Partei, EDP).[2] On 21 July 2005 it announced it would cooperate with the Pro Patria Union in local elections.[2] At the beginning of 2006 there were plans to merge EDP with Eesti Iseseisvuspartei (EIP) and Põllumeeste Kogu (Farmers' Council, PK), but this did not happen.[2] On 18 March 2006 the party congress voted to join the Pro Patria Union, but this did not happen.[2] On 11 February 2008 the Harju county court registry warned that the numbers of EDP members had fallen to 920,[1][2] 80 less than the required 1000 threshold, and the registry gave EDP until 15 April 2008 to recover.[2] At the beginning of 2008 there were new plans to merge EDP with EIP and PK, but again this did not happen.[2]

Libertas Estonia (2009–2010)[edit]

On 2 February 2009 it restructured itself as Libertas Eesti Erakond (Libertas Estonia, LEE) and became registered on 2 March 2009, enabling it to be officially known under that name.[2]

On 2 April 2009, party chairman Jaan Laas announced that, after candidate approval by the party's Executive Board, elections would be held on 23 April 2009[1] for candidates wishing to stand for Libertas Estonia in the 2009 Estonian Euroelections in June.[1]

Libertas Estonia was acknowledged by Libertas.eu as one of the (then) 11 member parties of Libertas.eu by a post on the latter's website.[4]

Election performance[edit]

Date Election Notes
2002 local elections (Tartu only) 40 votes (8.5%) and 0 of 9 of the municipal council
2003 Riigikogu elections did not take part
2004 European Parliament elections 2,849 votes (1.2%)
2009 European Parliament elections 0.59% of the vote, no elected candidates.[5]

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