|Description||Center-left successor to the Social Democratic party born in 1905 (extinguished during the Soviet occupation). |
This new version of the old party began when five Socialist parties, including the Foreign Socialist Party and Estonian Socialist Party, joined together in September 1990 to form the Estonian Social Democratic Party (SDE)(chairman Marju Lauristin).
After a number of failures capturing high offices, the party decided to move right, calling itself the Moderate People's Party in 1996. On February 7, 2004, the Moderate People's Party was renamed the Social Democratic Party, maintaining the same 'moderate' centrist ideology.
Party has been chaired by actor, MP and former Minister of Culture Indrek Saar since June 9, 2019 [Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond (SDE)],