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Social Democratic Party (Andorra)

Social Democratic Party
Partit Socialdemòcrata
Leader Vicenç Alay Ferrer
Founded 2000
Split from National Democratic Group
Headquarters C/Verge del Pilar, 5 3-1
Andorra la Vella
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Socialist International
European affiliation Party of European Socialists (observer)
Colours Red
General Council
3 / 28
Website
http://www.psa.ad/
Politics of Andorra
Political parties
Elections

The Social Democratic Party (Catalan: Partit Socialdemòcrata, PS) is a social-democratic[1] political party in Andorra.

History

The party was established in the run-up to the March 2001 parliamentary elections when the National Democratic Group split in two, with the Democratic Party also being formed.[2] The new party received 28.7% of the vote and won six seats.[3]

In the build up to the April 2005 parliamentary elections the party formed an alliance named L'Alternativa with the Parochial Union of Independents Group (GUPI) and Democratic Renewal to contest parish-level seats.[3] The party won six seats at the national level, whilst the alliance won six seats at the parish level. With a total of twelve seats, the party remained in opposition.

The April 2009 parliamentary elections saw the party renew its alliance with GUPI and some independents.[4] The alliance won 14 of the 28 seats and PS leader Jaume Bartumeu became Prime Minister, with the Andorra for Change party supporting the government.[5]

In 2010 the APC withdrew its support for the PS-led government, and in 2011 the General Council rejected the government's budget, forcing early elections.[5] The April 2011 parliamentary elections saw the PS receive 34.8% of the vote, reducing its representation to six seats.[5]

In the March 2015 parliamentary elections, the party ran in alliance with the Greens of Andorra, Citizens' Initiative and independent candidates. The alliance's vote share fell to 24%, winning only three seats.

References

  1. ^ Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ Nohlen D & Stöver P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p162 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p164
  4. ^ Elections in 2009 IPU
  5. ^ a b c Latest elections IPU

External links

  • Official website


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