Estonian United Left Party

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Estonian United Left Party
Leader Sergei Jürgens,
Heino Rüütel
Founded June 28, 2008 (2008-06-28)
Preceded by Estonian Left Party,
Constitution Party
Headquarters Tallinn, Estonia
Membership  (2014) 2,012
Ideology Democratic socialism,
Eco-socialism,
Russian minority politics
Political position Left-wing
European affiliation Party of the European Left
International affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Red
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.

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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).[1]

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