Socialist Party (Belgium)

political party in French-speaking Belgium

The Socialist Party[7][8][9] (French: Parti socialiste, PS) is a social democratic[1][2][3][4][5] political party in Belgium. It is the second largest party in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives and was the largest French speaking party as of 2014.

Socialist Party
PresidentPaul Magnette
Founded1978
IdeologySocial democracy Democratic socialism[1][2][3][4][5]
Political positionCentre-left[6]
International affiliationSocialist International
Website
www.ps.be

Electoral resultsEdit

Chamber of RepresentativesEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/− Government
1978 689,876 12.5
31 / 212
Coalition
1981 733,137 12.2
35 / 212
  4 Opposition
1985 834,488 13.8
35 / 212
  0 Opposition
1987 961,361 15.6
40 / 212
  5 Coalition
1991 831,199 13.5
35 / 212
  5 Coalition
1995 720,819 11.9
21 / 150
  14 Coalition
1999 631,653 10.2
19 / 150
  2 Coalition
2003 855,992 13.0
25 / 150
  6 Coalition
2007 724,787 10.9
20 / 150
  5 Coalition
2010 894,543 13.7
26 / 150
  6 Coalition
2014 787,165 11.7
23 / 150
  3 Opposition
2019 641,623 9.5
20 / 150
  3 Template:Partial2
Coalition (2020–)

SenateEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/−
1978 685,307 12.5
17 / 106
1981 755,512 12.7
18 / 106
  1
1985 832,792 13.9
18 / 106
  0
1987 958,686 15.7
20 / 106
  2
1991 814,136 13.3
18 / 106
  2
1995 764,610 12.8
5 / 40
  13
1999 597,890 9.7
4 / 40
  1
2003 840,908 12.8
6 / 40
  2
2007 678,812 10.2
4 / 40
  2
2010 880,828 13.6
7 / 40
  3

ControversiesEdit

The party, or its members, have been accused of crimes, mostly bribery and financial fraud.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Wallonia/Belgium". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Slomp, Hans (30 September 2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. pp. 465–. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dimitri Almeida (27 April 2012). The Impact of European Integration on Political Parties: Beyond the Permissive Consensus. CRC Press. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-1-136-34039-0. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richard Collin; Pamela L. Martin (2012). An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 218–. ISBN 978-1-4422-1803-1. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). pp. 397–. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  6. Josep M. Colomer (24 July 2008). Comparative European Politics. Taylor & Francis. pp. 220–. ISBN 9780203946091. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  7. Chee, Foo Yun (23 September 2020). "Belgian king names two to form government - 16 months after election". Reuters. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  8. Anderson, Emma (20 July 2020). "Belgian Socialist leader warns of new election if coalition not formed in 50 days". Politico. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  9. Walsh, David (2 October 2020). "Belgium: New seven-party coalition government officially sworn in". Euronews. Retrieved 4 January 2021.