Party of Estonian Christian Democrats
|Party of Estonian Christian Democrats|
|Headquarters||Ahtri 12, tuba 204
|Ideology||Christian democracy, Euroscepticism|
|European affiliation||European Christian Political Movement|
|European Parliament group||None|
|Politics of Estonia
The Party of Estonian Christian Democrats (Erakond Eesti Kristlikud Demokraadid), formerly known as the Estonian Christian People's Union (Eesti Kristlik Rahvapartei) is a political party in Estonia, which is not represented in the Riigikogu (parliament). In 2012, the party was declared bankrupt by a court, therefore it cannot participate in elections.
It is a Christian-conservative party which is opposed to the European Constitution and campaigned against Estonia joining the EU. The party is a member of the European Christian Political Movement (EPCM).
Party in elections
At the 2003 legislative elections, the party won 1.1% of the popular vote (5,275 votes) and no seats. In the 2007 parliamentary election, this improved to 9,443 (1.7%), but still fell far short of the 5% threshold.
In the 2002 local council elections, the EKRP was elected in 3 local councils out of 247 and collected 7 seats. In Kuressaare it collected 1 seat out of 21 (5.6% share of votes; 294 votes), in Pihtla Commune 2 seats out of 11 (24.7% share of votes; 163 votes) and in Püssi 4 seats out of 13 (31.8% share of votes; 191 votes).
In the 2005 local council elections the EKRP took part in 13 local elections out of 227 and collected 3 seats. In the whole country, the party collected 1799 votes which made up 0.36% of all votes. The Party won a seat in Kuressaare (1 seat out of 21; 5.4% share of votes; 264 votes) and Pihtla Commune (2 seats out of 11; 18.3% share of votes; 109 votes)
The party took part, but didn't collect any seats in these councils:
- Keila (1.6% share of votes; 57 votes)
- Ridala Commune (3.0% share of votes; 30 votes)
- Haljala Commune (2.0% share of votes; 18 votes)
- Vihula Commune(3.0% share of votes; 27 votes)
- Kaarma Commune (2.1% share of votes; 26 votes)
- Valjala Commune (8.7%; 45 votes)
- Puka Commune (1.8% share of votes; 10 votes)
- Viljandi (0.6% share of votes; 41 votes)
- Võru (3.9% share of votes; 235 votes)
- Tallinn (0.7% share of vote; 891 votes)
- Tartu (0.1% share of vote; 46 votes).
In the town of Püssi the party didn't take part in the elections and lost its four seats. In local elections in Estonia the threshold is 5% of valid votes cast in the council.
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