Young Social Democrats (Estonia)

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Young Social Democrats
Noored Sotsiaaldemokraadid (NS)
President Karl Kirt
Founded 1992 (1992)
Headquarters Tallinn, Estonia
Mother party Social Democratic Party
International affiliation International Union of Socialist Youth
European affiliation Young European Socialists
Website noorsots.ee

The Young Social Democrats (Estonian: Noored Sotsiaaldemokraadid, colloquially Noor-sotsid) is the youth wing organisation of the Social Democratic Party of Estonia. The organisation has been a member of the International Union of Socialist Youth since 1996 and a member of the Young European Socialists since 2001. The current president is Karl Kirt, since 2014. Vice-President is Monika Maljukov and Secretary General Maris Sild, who is a member of Tallinn City Council.

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The party got its name in 3 May 2003. The former name was the Youth Moderates (Noored Mõõdukad) in 1998–2003 when the Estonian Social Democratic Youth Union (Eesti Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Noorteliit) and Young Centrists (Noored Tsentristid) united. Eesti Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Noorteliit was formed in 12 December 1992 as the youth wing of the Estonian Social Democratic Party. Noored Tsentristid was the youth wing of the Estonian Rural Centre Party (Eesti Maa-Keskerakond). In 2000, the youth wing of the Estonian People's Party (Eesti Rahvaerakond) called Vox was united with the Youth Moderates, since their mother parties had also united.

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