Constitution Party (Estonia)

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Constitution Party

Konstitutsioonierakond
LeaderSergei Jürgens
Founded1994 (1994)
DissolvedJune 28, 2008 (2008-06-28)
Succeeded byEstonian United Left Party
HeadquartersEstonia a pst 3/5, 10143 Tallinn
IdeologyRussian minority interests
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
ColoursBlue, Orange

The Constitution Party (Konstitutsioonierakond), known until 11 February 2006 as the Estonian United People's Party (Eestimaa Ühendatud Rahvapartei), was a political party in Estonia, mainly supported by the Russian minority. The party held 6 seats in the Riigikogu from 1999 to 2003. At the legislative elections of 2 March 2003, it won 2.2% of the popular vote and got no seats. In 2007's election, it fell further to 5,470 votes (1.0%) and again got no seat; Estonian Internal Security Service alleged there was an active promotion campaign by Russian special services.[1]

On 28 June 2008, it merged with the Estonian Left Party to form the Estonian United Left Party.

Controversy[edit]

According to the Estonian Internal Security Service the Constitution Party was a puppet-party supported and controlled by Russia, created by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) as part of their campaign of "political intelligence manipulations".[2] Also several members of the party have connections with groups such as Nochnoy Dozor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eesti Päevaleht 20 June 2008: Kaitsepolitsei aastaraamat: Vene luure tegi mullu Eestis usinalt tööd Archived 2008-06-30 at the Wayback Machine by Kärt Anvelt
  2. ^ "Counterintelligence". Annual Review 2007 (PDF). Tallinn: Estonian Security Police. 2008. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-15.
  3. ^ KAPO Yearbook 2007[permanent dead link] Yearly report of KAPO

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