SDE leader: Hunger for ministerial posts will cause government to collapse ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Chairman of Social Democrats. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

On Thursday, Social Democratic Party (SDE) leader Indrek Saar said in a virtual party meeting that the common ground of society is greater than the lust for power of the rulers, adding the collapse of current government is not far off.

According to Saar, the government does not think of society, but instead of specific groups, their own goals, and of party financing. The coronavirus pandemic has added an economic dimension as well.

The leader of SDE also said the government is currently without leadership: "By leadership, I don't mean commands, restrictions or a heavy hand. I mean a clear vision and actions based on knowledge. And before all, I mean moral leadership that would unify Estonian society and would help us exit the crisis stronger and without casualties."

Saar added: "Fighting invisible enemies can cause confused people to concentrate behind a party, but in terms of national interests, painting our allies as enemies is disastrous."

Saar thinks the government does not have a plan for the women and the young who lost their jobs as a result of the emergency situation. In addition, those who can not pay kindergarten place fees due to financial troubles are also left behind.

Saar added: "Or how you should arrange your living, when unemployment benefits are €189 a month? And how will we solve the large challenges regarding Estonian development and the preservation of our cultural and environmental wealth. Has anyone heard of a plan that would use the crisis for necessary economical change or how the government will handle a green and digital revolution?"

The SDE leader said the party must make an effort to create an equal and tolerant society: "We will survive this government. I'm convinced that the connections of our society are stronger than of the government's. I believe the day when the tables will turn is not far; the lust for ministerial chairs is too great and will cause the government to fall."


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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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