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  Socialist Party (France) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste or PS), which replaced the SFIO in 1969, is as of 2006 the main opposition party in France.
France's first socialist party, the French Workers' Party (Parti Ouvrier Français) was founded in 1880 by Jules Guesde and Paul Lafargue (the son-in-law of Karl Marx).
The party is due to choose a candidate for the 2007 presidential elections in November 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist_Party_(France)   (1924 words)

  
 Socialist Party (France) biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste or PS) is the main opposition party in France.
After the liberation of France in 1944, the SFIO re-emerged under the new leadership of Guy Mollet, who was Prime Minister at the head of a minority government in 1957.
At the 1995 presidential election, Mitterrand retired, and the Socialist candidate, Lionel Jospin, was defeated by Jacques Chirac.
french-socialist-party.biography.ms.cob-web.org:8888   (1044 words)

  
 Socialist Party Archive - France's Political Earthquake (May 02)
Because they were trying to reach Parti Communiste Francais (PCF) supporters, they were just speaking about a 'new communist party' and saying to their potential voters that they were not asking them to vote for communism but to vote for their simple anti-capitalist demands.
A new workers' party does not mean only a movement with general anti-capitalist demands, etc, but a real party which is able to organise the struggle, to make the struggle win, and to have a real socialist objective.
We are ready to fight alongside all the genuine anti-capitalist and socialist forces, but with a strategy to achieve socialism, not merely to maintain the status quo or go back to some 'golden age' of the 1970s.
www.socialistparty.net /pub/archive/france-politicalearthquake.htm   (2795 words)

  
 France: Socialist Party feigns shock over collusion between Chirac camp and Le Pen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As part of this effort, the Socialist Party leaders have taken to publicizing, as though it were a shocking revelation, something of which they have long been aware—the collusion between President Jacques Chirac’s UMP and the neo-fascistic parties—the National Front (NF) of Jean-Marie Le Pen and the National Republican Movement (MNR) of Bruno Mégret.
SP officials in Bouches-du-Rhône, in southeastern France, denounced “the porous relations between local leaders of the right and the extreme right,” particularly in the 12th district in Vitrolles, where Mégret of the MNR was eliminated as a candidate in the first round last Sunday.
The Socialists are now attempting to frighten a segment of those who abstained June 9 into voting for them next Sunday by invoking the danger of a united right wing—“parliamentary” and “extreme.” This is a bit much even for the hypocritical, complacent French social democrats.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/jun2002/fran-j12.shtml   (1105 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - French Socialist Party ousts No. 2 leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At a party leadership conference, members voted to approve a new list of leaders that excluded Fabius and others who had urged a French "no" in the run-up to France's May 29 referendum on the charter, the result of which sparked a government shake-up last week.
Party leader Francois Hollande had been expected to call for changes to the top ranks to restore unity, though polls show that most Socialist voters cast ballots for the "no" that Fabius had urged.
Socialist lawmaker Jean-Luc Melenchon, who like Fabius opposed the constitution, called for the resignation of the entire party leadership — though he acknowledged that was unlikely.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-06-04-laurent-france-ousted_x.htm   (523 words)

  
 Socialist Party
The Socialist Party of France was led by Jules Guesde and Edouard Vaillant.
This party failed to make much progress and in 1905 it merged with the French Socialist Party under the leadership of Jean Jaurés.
Parties involved in the agreement included the Socialist Party, the Communist Party, and the Radical Party.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FRsocialist.htm   (685 words)

  
 French Socialist Party publishes right-wing election programme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The document is being discussed in local party branches, to be voted on by the membership and at a party convention on July 1.
Because France on its own is militarily too weak to compete with the United States for the resources of the planet, the Socialist Party relies on European alliances.
The Socialist Party leaders know full well that they are all fully signed up to the Lisbon Agenda, whose purpose is to make the EU “the most competitive economy in the world,” and that any new law will mean longer work lives, greater contributions by workers from their salaries, and smaller pensions for retirees.
wsws.org /articles/2006/jun2006/frsp-j26.shtml   (2221 words)

  
 Far left's united stand in France could poll 31%|8Nov03|Socialist Worker
The Socialist Party, France's equivalent of New Labour, has reacted with fury to the far left challenge, out of fear that its own support could be eaten away.
France's Tory government and Tory president is down to the failure of the Socialist Party government, which ran France from 1997 until last year.
The Socialist Party candidate, and prime minister, Lionel Jospin was eliminated after his vote collapsed.
www.socialistworker.co.uk /article.php?article_id=2249   (480 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: French Socialist Progam, 1905   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Socialist Party is a class party whose aim is to socialize the means of production and distribution, that is to transform capitalist society into a collectivist or communist society, and to adopt as its means the economic or political organization of the proletariat.
By its purpose, its ideal, by the means it adopts, the Socialist Party, while pursuing the achievement of the immediate reforms claimed by the working class, is not a party of reform but a party of class war and revolution.
In Parliament the Socialist group must dedicate itself to the defense and the extension of the political liberties and rights of the workers, to the pursuit and realization of reforms such as will improve the conditions of life and advance the struggle of the working class.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1905frenchsoc.html   (516 words)

  
 Communist Party
The Socialist Party was less successful during this period and embarked on a strategy of electoral union with the communists and other left-wing groups.
It is less than three years since Thorez, the Secretary of the French Communist Party, was declaring that the French workers would never be bamboozled into fighting against their German comrades; he is now one of the loudest-lunged patriots in France.
The clue to the behaviour of the Communist Party in any country is the military relation of that country, actual or potential, towards the USSR In England, for instance, the position is still uncertain, hence the English Communist Party is still hostile to the National Government, and, ostensibly, opposed to rearmament.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FRcommunist.htm   (1259 words)

  
 How Close Was France to a Socialist Revolution? – World Socialist Movement
The Socialist Party of Great Britain argues that it is not enough to have thousands of demonstrators on the streets or even millions of workers occupying the factories.
For all that, the Socialist Party recognises that there are vital lessons to be drawn from the recent struggles of the French workers.
But since the workers in France are still convinced that capitalism is the only viable social system, the immediate task must be for genuine socialists to concentrate their efforts on spreading socialist ideas among the working class.
www.worldsocialism.org /articles/how_close_was_france.php   (1382 words)

  
 Voters in France reject right-wing parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The parliamentary left coalition dominated by the Socialist Party, and including the Communists and Greens, got about 50 percent of the vote, the right coalition got about a third, and the fascist-like National Front of Jean-Marie Le Pen got about 14 percent.
The results were determined by a revolt of working-class and left voters against the Socialist Party, which has been the governing party in France for most of the last 20 years and had carried out the policy of the right rather than the policies voted for by its supporters.
Some changes in the rules of the elections were also unfavorable to smaller parties, such as raising the threshold for participation in the second round of the elections from 5 to 10 percent.
www.geocities.com /mnsocialist/lcr.html   (593 words)

  
 THE JOBLESS MOVEMENT IN FRANCE
Untill recently, the unions and political parliamentary parties were not at all interested in the existing unemployed organizations.
Another aspect of this movement, both in the intentions of the militants and in the importance given to the movement by the media, has to be situated in the political background and in the uncomfortable position of the social democrat majority and their supporters in the government.
Their present position is particularly uncomfortable because they can foresee not only the rise of discontent among voters reacting to the pressures of daily life but also the potential outburst of a social movement which, even if they could think such a movement could be controlled, channeled or localized, could still be very disruptive.
www.spunk.org /texts/places/france/sp001844.html   (2720 words)

  
 Royal running for president of France - Boston.com
Socialist presidential hopeful Segolene Royal waves to supporters after she announced her candidacy for the nomination of the French Socialist Party, during a meeting in Vitrolles, near Marseille, southern France, Friday, Sept. 29, 2006.
Royal, 53, a lawmaker and mother of four, said in southern France that she would seek her party's nomination.
Often accused by her Socialist rivals of bending party policy, Royal referred in her speech to the bedrock principles of the party and its founder, the late President Francois Mitterrand.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/09/29/royal_running_for_president_of_france   (609 words)

  
 France: Eleven days of rioting across France  | The Socialist 3 - 9  Nov 2005
An outpouring of unstoppable rage has crisscrossed France for eleven days in a row, in the course of which cars, police stations and banks were set on fire in poor districts in cities and towns.
Jumping on the ‘war against terror’ bandwagon, the media use what is happened in France to further their unending attempts to sponsor prejudice against Muslims and to promote racism, by suggesting that what is taking place in France is in some way connected with Al Qeada terrorism.
This points, on the one hand, to deepening of class divisions in France society, while, on the other hand, to a cry of desperation, a feeling of helplessness in the most downtrodden city areas, when faced when the onslaught of neo-liberal attacks and cuts in education, social provisions and public services.
www.socialistparty.org.uk /2005/415/ppfrance.htm   (1579 words)

  
 Pope John Paul II Rebuked By France's Socialist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
France's governing Socialist Party delivered a stinging admonition to Pope John Paul II Friday, officially "regretting" the visiting pontiff's decision to pray at the grave of a prominent antiabortion crusader.
The Socialist Party statement said that the French right to abortion, in place since 1975, should be respected and condemned protests at a Paris hospital by antiabortion groups during the World Youth Days events this week.
"The pope is welcome in France as long as he doesn't meddle in the internal affairs of the republic," she said.
www-tech.mit.edu /Issue/V117/N32/pope.32w.html   (456 words)

  
 TIME.com: France's Rising Socialist Star -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The problem is that Royal, 52, whose partner François Hollande is the Socialist Party Secretary, is solidifying her standing by espousing what many in the party leadership consider decidedly un-socialist, practically treasonous ideas.
Socialist voters, mindful of the youthful rampages last fall in the poor outlying housing projects and this spring at universities, approve of her tough-love approach by a resounding 69%, according to a poll commissioned by the newspaper Le Figaro.
But the party faithful may not be all that faithful anymore: Socialist ranks have swelled by 40% in recent months, and the new members are younger, less working-class, better educated and more likely to be female than the old ones.
www.time.com /time/world/article/0,8599,1202475,00.html   (900 words)

  
 France's Socialist Party to choose presidential candidate (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Only the 219,000 registered party members are eligible to cast ballots in the vote to select a presidential candidate, the second such ballot in party history.
Members of France's opposition Socialist Party are to cast their ballots Thursday in an unusual presidential primary that pitted front-runner Segolene Royal against two rivals from the party's old guard.
The winner of the Socialists' vote will go forward to April's presidential elections, where he or she will likely face a tough battle against Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, the leading candidate on the right.
www.eitb24.com.cob-web.org:8888 /portal/eitb24/noticia/en/international-news/frances-opposition--frances-socialist-party-to-choose-presidentia?itemId=B24_20868&cl=/eitb24/internacional&idioma=en   (389 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Socialist Party in France Approves E.U. Constitution
PARIS, Dec. 2 -- France's opposition Socialist Party voted in favor of the European Union's proposed constitution, party leaders announced Thursday, a victory for the party's moderate, pro-European wing.
The outcome was seen as a major boost for the party's leader, Francois Hollande, who is trying to pull the party toward the political center in advance of presidential and parliamentary elections in 2007.
About 10 countries, including France, Britain, Spain, Denmark and Poland, will hold nationwide referendums on the constitution beginning this spring, and rejection by any large country could be enough to scuttle it.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A29734-2004Dec2?language=printer   (371 words)

  
 The Socialist Crisis in France: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1901 the Socialist Party of France (Parti Socialist de France) was formed by a merger of the Socialist Revolutionary party, a Blanquist group led by the Communard Vaillant, and the French Workers Party, which Jules Guesde, Paul Lafargue, Marx's son-in-law, and others had founded in 1880.
"The result was the isolation and exclusion of one Socialist party from the political life of the country, and the binding of the destinies of the other to those of the bourgeois Republicans.
Further effects were: ministerialism, Millerand's coalition politics, the bankruptcy of the Socialist party and its policy, and the withdrawal of disillusioned proletarian masses from the political arena.
www.marxists.org /archive/luxemburg/1901/socialist-crisis-france/introduction.htm   (1843 words)

  
 Belfast Socialist Party site map, Economy to France
The Socialist Party is standing Dublin West TD, Joe Higgins, for the Dublin constituency in the European Election and is putting up 14 candidates in the Southern Local Elections.
Joe Higgins, Socialist Party TD for Dublin West, who spent a month in jail last Autumn for fighting the bin tax, will be the Socialist Party's candidate in the European election for the Dublin constituency on 11 June.
France: millions on the march against cuts Judy Beishon reports from France on the protest movement and the debates within it on a way forward.
www.geocities.com /socialistparty/sitemap/sitemapE-F.htm   (3451 words)

  
 delawareonline ¦ The News Journal ¦ National   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The party also has been licking its wounds since the national referendum on the European Union Constitution last year, which caused a massive rift in the party - and French voters overall rejected it.
The Socialists, who ran the government under Jospin from 1997 to 2002, made one of their biggest marks with passage of the so-called 35-hour workweek law, which conservatives say has hurt the economy.
The party manifesto calls for expanding use of the much-maligned workweek law, re-nationalizing utility Electricite de France, and punishing companies that move jobs abroad.
hosted.ap.org /dynamic/stories/F/FRANCE_SOCIALISTS?SITE=DEWIL&...   (612 words)

  
 Socialist Party (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The party suffered from internal divisions and by 1895 had split into five different parties.
Leon Blum, leader of the Socialist Party, now become prime minister of France.
Other socialists were active in Liberation, another left-wing resistance group.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /FRsocialist.htm   (685 words)

  
 Unified Socialist Party (France) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Unified Socialist Party (French: Parti Socialiste Unifié, PSU) was a socialist political party in France, founded on April 3, 1960.
PSU was born through the fusion of the Autonomous Socialist Party, the Socialist Left Union, and the group around the journal Tribune du Communisme.
In 1965, the PSU aligned with the Section Française de l'Internationale Ouvrière (SFIO, the main socialist group, known as the Socialist Party, PS, after 1969) and the PCF in supporting the candidature François Mitterrand in the presidential election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Unified_Socialist_Party_(France)   (344 words)

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