spanish socialist workers' party
partido socialista obrero español
|vice-secretary general||adriana lastra|
|spokesperson in congress||adriana lastra|
|spokesperson in senate||ander gil|
|founder||pablo iglesias posse|
|founded||2 may 1879|
|headquarters||c/ ferraz, 70|
28008 madrid, spain
|student wing||campus joven|
|youth wing||socialist youth of spain|
|trade union||general union of workers|
|membership (2019)|| 178,651|
|european affiliation||party of european socialists|
|international affiliation||progressive alliance|
|european parliament group||progressive alliance of socialists and democrats|
|anthem||"himno del psoe"|
"anthem of the psoe"
|congress of deputies|
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the spanish socialist workers' party (spanish: partido socialista obrero español [paɾˈtiðo soθjaˈlista oβɾeɾo espaˈɲol] (listen); psoe [peˈsoe] (listen)) is a social-democratic political party in spain. the psoe has been in government for a longer time than any other political party in modern democratic spain, namely from 1982 to 1996 under felipe gonzález; from 2004 to 2011 under josé luis rodríguez zapatero; and currently since 2018 under pedro sánchez.
the psoe was founded in 1879, making it the oldest party currently active in spain. the psoe played a key role during the second spanish republic, being part of coalition government from 1931 to 1933 and from 1936 to 1939, when the republic was defeated by francisco franco in the spanish civil war. historically a marxist party, it abandoned marxism in 1979. the psoe has historically had strong ties with the general union of workers (ugt), a spanish trade union. for a couple of decades, ugt membership was a requirement for psoe membership. however, since the 1980s ugt has frequently criticized the economic policies of psoe, even calling for a general strike against the psoe government on 14 december 1988.
the psoe is a member of the party of european socialists, progressive alliance and the socialist international. in the european parliament, psoe's 20 members of the european parliament (meps) sit in the socialists and democrats (s&d) european parliamentary group.