Estonia: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative
Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Reformierakond

Estonian Reform Party
Centre-right
RE
EU Parliament
Government

Reformierakond (Eesti Reformierakond) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 37 MPs.

The party upholds liberal and free-market values, advocating for individual freedom, entrepreneurship, and economic stability.

SDE

Social Democratic Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Government

SDE (Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 9 MPs.

SDE upholds social democratic values and advocates for social justice, equal opportunities, and a social market economy.

Isamaa

Fatherland Party
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

Isamaa (Erakond Isamaa) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 8 MPs.

Isamaa upholds conservative values and emphasizes national sovereignty, the rule of law, and social responsibility.

EKRE

Conservative People’s Party of Estonia
Right-wing
ID
EU Parliament
Opposition

EKRE (Eesti Konservatiivne Rahvaerakond) is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 17 MPs.

EKRE upholds conservative values and advocates for national identity, traditional family, and cultural sovereignty.

Keskerakond

Estonian Centre Party
Centre-left
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Keskerakond (Eesti Keskerakond) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 16 seats.

Eesti Keskerakond is a center party with moderate political values. It advocates for social justice, economic stability, and multicultural integration.

E200

Estonia 200
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

E200 (Eesti 200) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 14 seats.

E200 represents a wide range of values, including citizen engagement, sustainability, social responsibility, and an open society.

EER

The Greens Estonia
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
No seats

EER (Erakond Eestimaa Rohelised) is a green party from website.ee.

The party 'Erakond Eestimaa Rohelised' upholds environmental protection, sustainability, social justice, and social responsibility as core values.

Elurikkuse Erakond

Biodiversity Party
Environment & Climate
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Elurikkuse Erakond is a green party from website.ee.

EÜVP

Estonian United Left Party
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

EÜVP (Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei) is a left party from website.ee.

KOOS

Together
website.orientation-unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

KOOS is a party from website.ee.

Parempoolsed

Right-Wingers
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Parempoolsed is a center-right party from website.ee.

The 'Parempoolsed' party upholds conservative values, including an emphasis on individualism, property rights, and economic freedom.

Vasakpartei

Estonian United Left Party
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Vasakpartei (Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei) is a left party from website.ee.