Portuguese Socialist Party

Portuguese Socialist Party

Portuguese Socialist Party

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The Portuguese Socialist Party () was a political party in Portugal.

The party was founded in 1875. During its initial phase the party was heavily influenced by Proudhonism, and rejected revolutionary Marxism. The party suffered constant factional struggles. In 1919 the leftwing of the party broke away (that group would merge with anarcho-syndicalists to form the Portuguese Maximilianist Federation, which became the Portuguese Communist Party). In general the Socialist Party lacked mass support, the trade union movement was led by anarchists and was not affiliated with the socialist International Federation of Trade Unions.

The party claimed a membership of 2,500 as of 1925. It published the biweekly Heraldo. It had an educational and workers' sport organization, with a membership of 3,000. The headquarters of the party were located at , Lisbon.Labour and Socialist International. . Glashütten im Taunus: D. Auvermann, 1974. p. IV. 115

The party won two seats in the parliamentary elections of 1911, 1912, 1915 and 1925.Kowalski, Werner. . Berlin: Dt. Verl. d. Wissenschaften, 1985. p. 320

The party was a member of the Labour and Socialist International between March 1925 and 1933.

After the military coup of May 1926, the Socialist Party was the only tolerated political party. Initially the party...
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