Seeder: Indirectly, I am behind the birth of the right-wing association

Centre Party, EKRE and Isamaa coalition agreement signing.
Centre Party, EKRE and Isamaa coalition agreement signing. Source: Aurelia Minev/ERR

Chairman of Isamaa Helir-Valdor Seeder believes his tour of the party's regional organizations this summer is behind the birth of the newly launched right-wing union.

Seeder told ERR he is pleased new associations within the Isamaa party are being created.

"Indirectly, this is the result of my own activities and I am behind the birth of the association. This summer, I have traveled through almost all areas of our party and called on people to be more active," Seeder said.

"As far as I know, several associations within the party are currently being formed. One is on the right, and a second family policy association will be formed in the coming months."

According to the Seeder these associations have been formed to support the basic principles of the party: "Perhaps in support of the policy we want to implement today, which we fundamentally adopted two years ago ."

On Thursday morning it was announced more than 100 Isamaa Party members have founded a union called "Parempoolsed" with a manifesto titled "The right-wing choice for Estonia".

The manifesto promises to stand up for western values and right-wing opinions but to stand against extremists in Estonian politics. In total, 111 members are supporting the new association.

Mihkel Kübar: Isamaa's politics are stuck in the past 

Mihkel Kübar Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

Mihkel Kübar, one of the leaders of Isamaa's new right-wing association told ERR on Thursday that, in recent years, the rhetoric and politics of the party have been stuck in the past.

"Our policy should look to the future," Kübar said.

Asked if the party's leaders were stuck in the past, Kübar replied: "Yes, in general, our general political rhetoric and policies are stuck in the past."

Kübar added the first goal of establishing the association is to pay more attention to right-wing politics and this outlook.

"The second goal is to take the worldview debate within the party to a new level. The world has changed and the parties must change in the same way. And the third is to encourage party members to have more of a say," Kübar said.


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