The Revolutionary Socialist Party
(, , or PSR
) was a small far-left Party in Portugal
, founded in 1978 after the merger of two Trotskyist
parties - the Internationalist Communist League
(Portuguese: Liga Comunista Internacionalista or LCI) and the Workers Revolutionary Party
(Portuguese: Partido Revolucionário dos Trabalhadores or PRT). The LCI and PRT were both part of the reunified Fourth International
. The International recognised the PSR as its Portuguese section.
In 1998 Party renamed itself in order to join with some other left-wing parties in founding the Leftwing Bloc
(Portuguese: Bloco de Esquerda or BE). The organisation retains the acronym PSR, and has become the association "Revolutionary Socialist Politics". The historical leader of the PSR is Francisco Louçã
, now a leader of the Leftwing Bloc.
The Party had never achieved parliamentary representation before the merger in the Leftwing Bloc, although it may be considered the 3rd or 4th biggest left-wing Party in the country.
In the 1970s
In 1979, the Party ran in a legislative election
for the first time, achieving 0.6% of the voting. In the next year, another legislative election
took place and the Party achieved 1.0% of the votes.
In the 1980s
In 1983, the Party ran in the legislative election
in coalition with the People's Democratic Union
(Portuguese: União Democrática Popular or UDP) in some constituencies, receiving 0.4% in those constituencies and 0.2% in the othersIn 1985, after some... Read More