Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova
|Parliamentary group leader||Zinaida Greceanîi|
|Founded||29 June 1997|
Russian minority politics
|International affiliation||Socialist International (observer)|
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The Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Partidul Socialiştilor din Republica Moldova, PSRM; Russian: Партия социалистов Республики Молдова, Partija socialistov Respubliki Moldova) is a pro-Russian socialist political party in Moldova. Between 2005 and 2011 it was known as the Party of Socialists of Moldova «Motherland» (Partidul Socialiştilor din Moldova «Patria-Rodina», PSMPR).
The PSRM was founded in 1997 by members of the Socialist Party of Moldova. The Founding Congress took place on 29 June 1997 in Chişinău. Veronica Abramciuc and Eduard Smirnov were elected as co-chairmen of the new party.
In 2011, Igor Dodon, former member of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM), joined the party, and he was elected as its chairman on 18 December 2011. Subsequently a Socialist Group, which included three former representatives of the PCRM, was set up in the Parliament.
In the 2014 general election the party won the election with over 20% of the vote. The party remained in opposition, as two pro-EU center-right parties managed to form a minority cabinet with the external support of the PCRM.
Alongside the Communist Party, the party strongly opposes LGBT rights in Moldova. Despite officially associating itself with the left wing movement, the party is working with nationalist, right wing and religious movements to counter the "promotion of vice spread with the help of the US in Moldova."
The PSRM participated in the Moldovan parliamentary elections in 1998 and 2001 without success. In the 2005 legislative elections the party contested as part of the Electoral Bloc Motherland and received 4.97% votes, which was not sufficient to enter parliament, as it did not pass the electoral threshold of 6.0%.
At the 2009 legislative elections in April and July and at the 2010 legislative election it supported the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova. Its leader, Veronica Abramciuc, was included in the PCRM candidates list.
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