Social Democratic Party (Andorra)

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Social Democratic Party
Partit Socialdemòcrata
Leader Jaume Bartumeu
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
6 / 28
Politics of Andorra
Political parties

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


The party was established in the run-up to the 2001 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 2005 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.[4] 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 2009 elections saw the party renew its alliance with GUPI and some independents.[5] 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.[6]

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.[6] The elections saw the PS reduced in representation to six seats.[6]


  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 ISBN978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p164
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p164
  5. ^ Elections in 2009 IPU
  6. ^ a b c Latest elections IPU

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