Spanish Socialist Workers' Party

  • spanish socialist workers' party

    partido socialista obrero español
    abbreviationpsoe
    presidentcristina narbona
    secretary-generalpedro sánchez
    vice-secretary generaladriana lastra
    spokesperson in congressadriana lastra
    spokesperson in senateander gil
    founderpablo iglesias posse
    founded2 may 1879 (140 years ago) (1879-05-02)
    headquartersc/ ferraz, 70
    28008 madrid, spain
    newspaperel socialista
    student wingcampus joven
    youth wingsocialist youth of spain
    trade uniongeneral union of workers
    membership (2019)decrease 178,651[1]
    ideologysocial democracy[2]
    pro-europeanism[3][4]
    political positioncentre-left[5][6]
    european affiliationparty of european socialists[7]
    international affiliationprogressive alliance
    socialist international
    european parliament groupprogressive alliance of socialists and democrats
    colors     red
    anthem
    "himno del psoe"[8]
    "anthem of the psoe"
    congress of deputies
    120 / 350
    senate
    111 / 266
    european parliament
    20 / 54
    regional parliaments
    346 / 1,268
    regional governments
    9 / 19
    provincial deputations[9]
    391 / 1,040
    psoe.es
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    the spanish socialist workers' party (spanish: partido socialista obrero español [paɾˈtiðo soθjaˈlista oβɾeɾo espaˈɲol] (about this soundlisten); psoe [peˈsoe] (about this soundlisten)) is a social-democratic[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

    the psoe is a member of the party of european socialists, progressive alliance and the socialist international.[12] in the european parliament, psoe's 20 members of the european parliament (meps) sit in the socialists and democrats (s&d) european parliamentary group.

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Spanish Socialist Workers' Party

Partido Socialista Obrero Español
AbbreviationPSOE
PresidentCristina Narbona
Secretary-GeneralPedro Sánchez
Vice-Secretary GeneralAdriana Lastra
Spokesperson in CongressAdriana Lastra
Spokesperson in SenateAnder Gil
FounderPablo Iglesias Posse
Founded2 May 1879 (140 years ago) (1879-05-02)
HeadquartersC/ Ferraz, 70
28008 Madrid, Spain
NewspaperEl Socialista
Student wingCampus Joven
Youth wingSocialist Youth of Spain
Trade unionGeneral Union of Workers
Membership (2019)Decrease 178,651[1]
IdeologySocial democracy[2]
Pro-Europeanism[3][4]
Political positionCentre-left[5][6]
European affiliationParty of European Socialists[7]
International affiliationProgressive Alliance
Socialist International
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Colors     Red
Anthem
"Himno del PSOE"[8]
"Anthem of the PSOE"
Congress of Deputies
120 / 350
Senate
111 / 266
European Parliament
20 / 54
Regional Parliaments
346 / 1,268
Regional Governments
9 / 19
Provincial deputations[9]
391 / 1,040
psoe.es

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Spanish: Partido Socialista Obrero Español [paɾˈtiðo soθjaˈlista oβɾeɾo espaˈɲol] (About this soundlisten); PSOE [peˈsoe] (About this soundlisten)) is a social-democratic[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

The PSOE is a member of the Party of European Socialists, Progressive Alliance and the Socialist International.[12] In the European Parliament, PSOE's 20 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) sit in the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) European parliamentary group.