Estonian United Left Party

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Estonian United Left Party

Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei
LeaderJulia Sommer
FoundedJune 28, 2008 (2008-06-28)
Preceded byEstonian Left Party
Constitution Party
HeadquartersKeemikute tn 26-2, Maardu
Membership (2018)Decrease 1,741
IdeologyDemocratic socialism[1]
Eco-socialism[1]
Russian minority politics[1]
Russophilia[1]
Political positionLeft-wing
European affiliationParty of the European Left
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
Colours     Red
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Website
http://www.vasakpartei.ee/

The Estonian United Left Party (Estonian: Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei, Russian: Объединённая левая партия Эстонии, Ob'edinënnaja levaja partija Estonii) is a political party in Estonia. It has socialist characteristics, and also seeks to represent the Russian minority in Estonia (approximately 24%). It is a member of the Party of the European Left.

History[edit]

On 28 June 2008, the Estonian Left Party (a party comprising most of the remnants of the post-1990 Communist Party of Estonia) and the Constitution Party (one of two parties representing the Russian minority in Estonia) merged to form the Estonian United Left Party (Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei).[2]

Ideology[edit]

The fundamental value of the Estonian United Left Party is supporting economic equality. The party prioritises the weakest members of the society.[1]
The party is against presence of NATO forces in Estonia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Vasakpartei: Meist" (in Estonian). EÜVP.
  2. ^ http://www.esdtp.ee/p_010708.htm

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