Parties in comparison
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.
ReformierakondEstonian Reform Party
Reformierakond (Eesti Reformierakond) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 37 MPs.
SDESocial Democratic Party
SDE (Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 9 MPs.
Isamaa (Erakond Isamaa) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 8 MPs.
EKREConservative People’s Party of Estonia
EKRE (Eesti Konservatiivne Rahvaerakond) is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 17 MPs.
KeskerakondEstonian Centre Party
Keskerakond (Eesti Keskerakond) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 16 seats.
E200 (Eesti 200) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 14 seats.
EERThe Greens Estonia
EER (Erakond Eestimaa Rohelised) is a green party from website.ee.
Elurikkuse ErakondBiodiversity Party
Elurikkuse Erakond is a green party from website.ee.
EÜVPEstonian United Left Party
EÜVP (Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei) is a left party from website.ee.
KOOS is a party from website.ee.
Parempoolsed is a center-right party from website.ee.
VasakparteiEstonian United Left Party
Vasakpartei (Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei) is a left party from website.ee.