Estonian Workers' Party

The Estonian Workers' Party (Estonian: Eesti Tööliste Partei) was a political party in Estonia.

HistoryEdit

The party was a front for the Communist Party, which had used umbrella organisations to participate in politics since being banned in 1918.[1] In the 1926 elections the party won six seats,[2] a decrease on the ten seats the Communists won in the 1923 elections running under the guise of the Workers' United Front.[2]

The 1929 elections saw the party retain its six seats.[2] For the 1932 elections the Communists ran as the Left-wing Workers.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Communist subversion against the state in the Republic of Estonia in the nineteen-twenties and thirties Estonica
  2. ^ a b c Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p586 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p583