Unified Socialist Party (Morocco)

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Unified Socialist Party
الحزب الإشتراكي الموحد
Leader Nabila Mounib
Founded 2005; 9 years ago (2005)
Headquarters 9, Résidence Maréchal Ameziane, Rue Lamoricière, Casablanca, Morocco
Ideology Socialism
Political position Radical Left
Colours Red
Website
http://www.psu-maroc.ma
Politics of Morocco
Political parties
Elections

The Unified Socialist Party (French: Parti Socialiste Unifié) (Arabic: الحزب الإشتراكي الموحد‎), or PSU, previously known as the Party of the Unified Socialist Left (French: Parti de la Gauche Socialiste Unifié), or GSU, is a political party in Morocco.

History and profile[edit]

The Unified Socialist Party is a mixture of various movements that sprung up throughout the 60s and the 70s. It first started with the spin-off "23 Mars" (a reference to the 23 March 1965 students' uprising), a radical, Maoist student fraction of the largest group in opposition to the Moroccan monarchy, the National Union of Popular Forces.

The Party of the Unified Socialist Left was founded by Mohamed Bensaid Ait Idder in 2002.[1] The Unified Socialist Party was founded in 2005 as a merger of the Party of the Unified Socialist Left and the “Fidélité à la Démocratie” association.[2]

The party boycotted the 2011 parliamentary election.[2] Nabila Mounib is the secretary-general of the party.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lise Storm (29 October 2007). Democratization in Morocco: The Political Elite and Struggles for Power in the Post-Independence State. Routledge. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-134-06738-1. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Morocco". European Forum. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Ramdane Belamri (12 September 2013). "Moroccan Socialist Party Leader Blasts Islamists". Al Monitor. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Maâti Monjib. "Winners and losers in a new political climate". Qantara. Retrieved 10 October 2014.