Socialist Party (Portugal)


Socialist Party (Portugal)

"Partido Socialista" "redirects here. For other parties with similar names see Socialist Party".

Infobox_Portuguese_Political_Party
party_name = Partido Socialista
party_articletitle = Socialist Party (Portugal)
party_
leader = José Sócrates
foundation = 19 April 1973
ideology = Social democracy
position = Centre-left
international = Socialist International | european = Party of European Socialists | europarl = Socialist Group in the European Parliament
colours = Red and Pink
headquarters = Largo do Rato, 2
1269-143 LisbonPortugal
website = [http://www.ps.pt http://www.ps.pt]

The Socialist Party (Portuguese: "Partido Socialista", pron. IPA2|pɐɾ'tiðu susiɐ'liʃtɐ) is a political party of Portugal. It was founded on April 19, 1973 in the German city of Bad Münstereifel, by militants of the Portuguese Socialist Action (Portuguese: "Acção Socialista Portuguesa").

José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal, is the leader of the party. The former President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, is also a member of the party. The party has currently 121 of 230 seats in the Parliament.

José Sócrates obtained a landslide victory (conquered 77% of the votes) in early October 2004 for the succession of Ferro Rodrigues as Secretary-General of the party. Other candidates for the post were Manuel Alegre and João Soares in a vote by party members.

It is a member of the Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists, and has 12 members in the European Parliament.

The Socialist Party stands out as about a third of its members in the Assembly of the Republic are women.

List of important people

General Secretaries ("Secretários-Gerais")

*Mário Soares: 1973 - 1986
*Almeida Santos (interim): 1986
*Vitor Constâncio: 1986 - 1989
*Jorge Sampaio: 1989 - 1992
*António Guterres: 1992 - 2002
*Ferro Rodrigues: 2002 - 2004
*José Sócrates: 2004 -

The last Congress, where Sócrates was formally appointed party leader, was held in November 2004.

Prime Ministers

*Mário Soares : 1976 - 1978, 1983 - 1985
*António Guterres : 1995 - 2002
*José Sócrates : 2005 -

Presidents of the Republic

*Mário Soares : 1986 - 1996
*Jorge Sampaio: 1996 - 2006

ee also

*Politics of Portugal
*List of political parties in Portugal
*Socialist Party
*Republican and Socialist Front.

External links

* [http://www.ps.pt Official Website] (in Portuguese)
* [http://www.ps.pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=36&Itemid=46 Official Website - Featured links] (list in Portuguese, links to international websites in English)
* [http://www.socialistinternational.org Socialist Internacional]
* [http://www.pes.org/ Party of European Socialists]


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