Estonian Left Party (Estonian: Eesti Vasakpartei, EVP) was a leftist socialist political party in Estonia.

Estonian Left Party
Eesti Vasakpartei
FoundedDecember 19, 1990 (1990-12-19)
DissolvedJune 28, 2008 (2008-06-28)
Preceded byCommunist Party of Estonia
Succeeded byEstonian United Left Party
HeadquartersTallinn 10510
P. Box 4102
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
European affiliationParty of the European Left, New European Left Forum
Colours  red, green[dubious ]

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  • 1990: Registration of the independent Estonian Communist Party (EKP).
  • 1992: Congress of EKP renamed Estonian Democratic Labour Party (EDTP).
  • July 1995: EDLP joined New European Left Forum.
  • 1997: Party renamed the Estonian Social Democratic Labour Party (ESDTP).
  • 2004: ESDTP becomes founding member of European Left party.
  • December 2004: Estonian Social Democratic Labour Party changes name to Estonian Left Party (EVP).

According to the statutes of party the party congress elects the Party Chairman and Executive board as well as nominates a consultative Central Council representing all regional organizations. Local policies are developed by local organizations, while central bodies formulate national policies.

EVP lost representatives in parliament on the 2003 elections when they got 2,059 votes (0,4%). In 2007 election, it fell further to 0,1% and again got no seats.

The party has been chaired by:

On 28 June 2008, the Estonian Left Party and the Constitution Party merged to form the Estonian United Left Party (Eestimaa Ühendatud Vasakpartei).

In a privacy rights legal dispute between Sirje Kingsepp and Eesti Päevaleht, the party was deemed "completely marginal" in Estonia's public life.[1]

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