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EKRE: Tallinn and national platforms

EKRE's candidate for mayor of Tallinn, Martin Helme.
EKRE's candidate for mayor of Tallinn, Martin Helme. Source: (Hanna Samoson /ERR)

The Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) is campaigning on a right-wing, nationalist platform mainly going against corruption and nepotism as well as what it calls “homo-propaganda” and the brainwashing of society to impose “foreign extreme ideologies”.

EKRE’s Tallinn campaign has a 13-point platform:

  • Making Tallinn corruption-free
  • Building a tram line between Tallinn’s ports
  • Building a promenade along Tallinn’s seaside
  • Reducing the city’s bureaucracy
  • Not allowing the Estonian capital to be turned into a multi-cultural ghetto
  • “The capital needs to be a bastion of the Estonian language and Estonianness”
  • “No more brain-washing in schools and kindergartens”, meaning getting rid of the propagation of gender neutrality, “homo-propaganda” and other “foreign extreme ideologies” of the kind
  • Helping those in need
  • Cleaning the city’s streets every season
  • €1,000 for every child born, and €500 for every child entering 1st grade
  • No more traffic jams
  • Building the Nordic countries’ largest theme park in Tallinn to attract tourists
  • More police patrols

EKRE calls its general political platform its “Ten Commandments”. They are:

  • Putting an end to corruption and nepotism and stopping the waste of taxpayer money of governments
  • Putting an end to “homo and multiculturalist propaganda” in schools and kindergartens. Children need the best possible education as well as an upbringing towards Estonianness and sound values
  • €1,000 for every child born, and €500 for every child entering 1st grade
  • Schools close to home
  • No accepting of immigrants without permission of the local government level
  • Things in Estonia are done in Estonian
  • The Estonian economy needs to be developed everywhere in the country
  • The Estonian national culture is to be given preference
  • Help the most vulnerable members of society
  • Ambulance services, police, and rescue services in every district and municipality

At the national level, EKRE are in favor of a restrictive political course in terms of immigration. The party also wants a referendum on Estonia’s membership in the European Union. The party is against any further development of equal opportunities and treatment of the LGBT community and wants to completely roll back the Registered Partnership Act.

EKRE’s candidate for mayor of Tallinn is Martin Helme. The candidate for mayor of Tartu is Indrek Särg, and in Pärnu its list is lead by party chairman Mart Helme.

Advance voting started on Oct. 5 and is on until Oct. 11.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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