|Description||Center-left party formed after a split-up of the Popular Front of Estonia (dissolved in 1993) becoming, in effect, its successor. Party is one of Estonia's two largest (the other being the Estonia Reform Party). |
Party began as the People's Centre Party (Rahva-keskerakond) changing its name to Estonian Centre Party [Eesti Keskerakond (EK)] on April 17, 1993.
Party defends Russian minority interests and has taken Euro-sceptic, pro-Russia positions at times in its history.
The EK chairman since November 5, 2016 (replacing Edgar Savisaar, the long-term leader of the party) is Estonia's Prime Minister since November 23, 2016, Jüri Ratas.