- Party of Estonian Christian Democrats
Party of Estonian Christian Democrats
Erakond Eesti Kristlikud Demokraadid
Leader Aldo Vinkel Headquarters Ahtri 12, tuba 204
Ideology Christian democracy, Euroscepticism International affiliation None European affiliation European Christian Political Movement European Parliament Group None Official colours Blue, Red Website http://www.ekd.ee/ 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). The party has 2,167 members. Its chairman is businessman Aldo Vinkel. 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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