- Socialist Party (Portugal)
"Partido Socialista" "redirects here. For other parties with similar names see
party_name = Partido Socialista
party_articletitle = Socialist Party (Portugal)
19 April 1973
Socialist International| european = Party of European Socialists| europarl = Socialist Group in the European Parliament
headquarters = Largo do Rato, 2
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, 1973in 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 Rodriguesas Secretary-General of the party. Other candidates for the post were Manuel Alegreand João Soaresin a vote by party members.
It is a member of the
Socialist Internationaland 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.
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
Politics of Portugal
List of political parties in Portugal
Republican and Socialist Front.
* [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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