Socialist Mexican Party
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The Socialist Mexican Party (Spanish: Partido Mexicano Socialista, PMS) was the former left-wing Mexican political party immediate antecedent of the present Party of the Democratic Revolution, it was the last effort of unification of the different Mexican parties of left and the last political party that the socialist word in its name was officially used. It existed between 1987 and 1989.
The PMS was founded in 1987 through the merger of the Unified Socialist Party of Mexico, the Mexican Workers' Party, the Unity of the Communist Left, the People's Revolutionary Movement and the Revolutionary Patriotic Party.
The party participated solely in the 1988 elections, in which it had postulated like its candidate to Heberto Castillo, a month before the accomplishment of the elections, Castillo decided to decline its candidacy in favor of Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano and to integrate itself in the National Democratic Front(extended front of left parties) that postulated it to the Presidency of the Republic, when finishing the electoral process, in 1989 the PMS along with integrated the old Democratic Current of the PRI and constituted the Party of the Democratic Revolution with the own legal registry of the PMS.
PMS candidates for the Presidency
- (1988): Heberto Castillo (declined)
- (1994): Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano (allied with PPS, PARM and PFCRN to form National Democratic Front)
- González Casanova, Pablo, and Jorge Cadena Roa. Primer informe sobre la democracia, México 1988. Biblioteca México. México, D.F.: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 1989. p. 318