Estonian democracy needs a renewal.
There’s something wrong with our democracy. This feeling has been lurking inside the souls of many Estonian citizens. This feeling has been expressed in a variety of ways. There have been small reforms. There have been big protests. But the feeling has remained.
Let’s approach that feeling with the eyes of an engineer. Which problems have caused this feeling. Which solutions have been offered. Why they have not worked. Which opportunities and resources exist uniquely in Estonia. Which reforms could be realistically achieved. Let’s map all this. Let’s analyze all this. Let’s invent a new structure.
Estonia has a unique e-opportunity.
Estonian digital ID could enable every Estonian to vote on every important question from anywhere in the world. But we don’t need to change our system of government in order to achieve this. There is no need to change the law. All we need to do is to create a new kind of political party.
EDDP’s elected representatives will vote on every bill exactly as the people wish.
Our elected representatives will be the voice and the finger of the people. In every vote we will represent the will of the majority as determined by a vote on our website.
We will analyze upcoming bills. We will ask experts for their opinion. We will discuss important bills and issues with the people. On social media and elsewhere. We will let the people govern themselves and we will be the people’s best partner in self-governance.
EDDP will be the eternal party of protest.
We will be the party of maximum populism. Whatever the majority of the people want, they can count on us to represent them. EDDP will take votes away from malicious populists and we will channel the impulse of populism into constructive self-governance using tools of the social media age. Through EDDP the voice and the will of the people will have a seat on Toompea hill. Every single day.
EDDP will not join the coalition nor the opposition. We will remain the independent servants of the people.